Problems with syslogd under 5.2-RELEASE

Jon Noack noackjr at
Mon Jan 12 15:51:43 PST 2004

Josef Karthauser wrote:
> I upgraded a server to 5.2-RELEASE last weekend and since then I've had
> no end of trouble with the postfix mail server.  Mail hangs in the queue
> with errors like:
>     81D5A90020    15421 Mon Jan 12 10:42:23  email at address
>     (temporary failure. Command output: couldn't connect to lmtpd: Unknown
>     error: 0_ 421 4.3.0 deliver: couldn't connect to lmtpd_ )
> It appears that the lmtpd is hanging on syslog output... nothing is
> getting written to syslog at all.
> If I kill and restart syslogd by hand I get:
>     # /usr/sbin/syslogd -s
>     syslogd: timed out waiting for child
> Is this a known problem?  Is there a workaround?
> Joe

If you've already tried recompiling Postfix, you may ignore this message.

This may be related to the statfs update back in November.  There's a note
in src/UPDATING about it on 20031112.

A search of the archives revealed this thread:

With this message telling you to recompile Postfix:


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