Subject: Re: sendmail - the memory hog #1
To: None <>
From: John Kohl <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/19/1996 23:14:13
JM>    Anyone seen this [sendmail gone haywire]:
JM>    What on earth is going on?  How do I stop this?  This is happening under 1.2
JM>    on i386.  I'm running out of RAM and swap.....!

MG> i didn't see this under 1.2 but i did see it under -current from
MG> about 2 months ago.  i had to reboot to stop sendmail from losing
MG> like this -- every connection to sendmail would send it off into
MG> a loop of some sort, where it would use as much cpu as possible.
MG> never had a clue what the cause was.

This sounds vaguely familiar--is your /netbsd the same as the running
kernel?  maybe it's trying to determine the system load but failing in
weird ways due to mismatched kernel symbols?