Re: [exim] failed to unlink *-J in queue

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Author: Jeremy Harris
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To: exim-users
Subject: Re: [exim] failed to unlink *-J in queue
On 05/09/14 09:34, Kerstin wrote:
> since upgrading to exim 4.82 and enabling cutthrough delivery for
> some customers our paniclog shows now and then entries like this:
>
> ... 2014-09-04 03:23:11 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S failed to unlink
> /var/spool/exim4/msglog/L/1XPLlL-0001GW-6S: No such file or
> directory 2014-09-04 10:51:30 1XPSkx-0000dv-Af failed to unlink
> /var/spool/exim4/msglog/x/1XPSkx-0000dv-Af: No such file or
> directory 2014-09-04 13:53:17 1XPVbB-0000tE-9C failed to unlink
> /var/spool/exim4/msglog/B/1XPVbB-0000tE-9C: No such file or
> directory ...
>
> The files *-J stuck in the spool dir, *-H and *-D are removed.
>
> The mainlog shows delivery of the mail:



>
> 2014-09-04 03:23:10 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S >> user@???
> R=domain_smart_route T=remote_smtp H=remote.domain.de [XXX] C="250
> 2.6.0
> <D5C8F9B36700C60B7C929BB4CF95D6528F5F1A629288305F-74616e87f3c647681c024ad865706e23@???>
>
>

[InternalId=458] Queued mail for delivery"
> 2014-09-04 03:23:10 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S <= user@???
> H=XXX.domain.cl [XXX] P=esmtp S=6566
> id=D5C8F9B36700C60B7C929BB4CF95D6528F5F1A629288305F-74616e87f3c647681c024ad865706e23@???
>
>

for user@???
> 2014-09-04 03:23:10 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S Completed
>
> +++ 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S has not completed +++ 2014-09-04 03:23:11
> 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S => user@??? R=domain_smart_route
> T=remote_smtp H=remote.domain.de [XXX] C="250 2.6.0
> <D5C8F9B36700C60B7C929BB4CF95D6528F5F1A629288305F-74616e87f3c647681c024ad865706e23@???>
>
>

[InternalId=459] Queued mail for delivery"
> 2014-09-04 03:23:11 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S failed to unlink
> /var/spool/exim4/msglog/L/1XPLlL-0001GW-6S: No such file or
> directory


To clarify - this was all in mainlog?
If so, you also got a duplicate delivery, done within a couple of
seconds. How often are your queue-runners ticking? Are you doing
anything nonstandard to run the queue?

I'm having trouble tracing the source that produces
"+++ 1XPLlL-0001GW-6S has not completed +++"

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Cheers,
Jeremy