Subject: Re: sendmail - the memory hog #1
To: None <email@example.com>
From: John Kohl <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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?