Re: SMTP problem

Valdis.Kletnieks@vt.edu Wed, 06 November 1996 19:18 UTC

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Subject: Re: SMTP problem
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On Wed, 06 Nov 1996 19:58:41 +0530, you said:
> sendmail -q -v it gives the message load average too high and quits.We
> have tried stopping sendmail and again restarting it but it also doesn't
> help.Ultimately the machine is rebooted and then it works properly
> We are having a Sun netra machine with solaris with following details:
> Workststion Type:Sun 4/80 (Sparkstation 20)
> Operating System: SUNOS RELEASE 5.4, Openwindows ver 3.4
>  can you help us out?

1) Run the "uptime" command and see what your load average is.
2) Use the 'ps' command and see what else is running that is causing the
load average to be that high.
3) Kill processes that shouldn't be running.  I suspect that you have
some user that has multiple CPU-bound jobs running in the background.

If that doesn't fix it, let me know and I'll see what else I can suggest...
-- 
				Valdis Kletnieks
				Computer Systems Engineer
				Virginia Tech