Sendmail 8.4.4_1 error: junk pointer, too high to make sense

Paul Macdonald paul at
Fri Mar 12 13:06:01 UTC 2010

On 12/03/2010 10:55, Paul Macdonald wrote:
> Hi,
> This might just be a heads up for other people who haven't upgraded 
> this port yet but my
> sendmail+tls+sasl2-8.14.4 < needs updating (port has 8.14.4_1)
> led to a unstartable sendmail with:
> sendmail in free(): error: junk pointer, too high to make sense
> I just used portdowngrade to go back to 8.14.4 ( downgrade  
> /usr/ports/mail/sendmail  not /usr/ports/mail/sendmail-sasl2 if you're 
> in the same boat)
> The upgrade was fine on 5 or 6 other boxes but the error was on a 
> production box so i can't furnish much more details as obviously had 
> to fix asap.
> Any suggestions as how to fix properly, or anyone else with same problem?
> thanks
> Paul.

to follow up, i am seeing problems on other systems, even though 
sendmail restarted ok on some other boxes it's core dumping and 
restarting continuously on every box that had the update applied
i have downgraded all to 8.14.4

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