"File too large" error when appending to a file of 130 MB

Phil Murray pmurray at nevada.net.nz
Tue Feb 21 01:49:39 UTC 2012

On 20/02/2012, at 10:36 AM, Jeremie Le Hen wrote:

> Hi list,
> Can you please Cc: me when replying as I'm not subscribed, thanks.
> I have a problem with procmail which gets a "File too large" error when
> it tries to write at the end of some mailbox file.

Is procmail running from Postfix (or some other MTA)? I've hit this problem where Postfix has set a filesize ulimit, which all the scripts spawned from Postfix will inherit. 

In my case, I had a script that was hitting the filesize limit trying to log it's results to a logfile that doesn't get rotated. I imagine the same thing could happen with procmail, if postfix was calling it.



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