Provided by: qmail_1.06-4_amd64 bug

NAME

       qmail-log - the qmail activity record

DESCRIPTION

       qmail-send  prints  a  series  of  lines describing its activities.  Each possible line is
       described below.

STATUS

       status: local l/L remote r/R ...
              qmail-send is waiting  for  l  local  deliveries  and  r  remote  deliveries.   The
              concurrency limits are L and R.

       status: exiting
              qmail-send is done.

FATAL PROBLEMS

       alert: cannot start: ...
              qmail-send  is  unable  to prepare itself for delivering messages; it is giving up.
              This normally indicates a serious configuration error, but it can be  caused  by  a
              temporary lack of resources.

       alert: oh no! lost ...
              One of the other daemons has died.  qmail-send will exit as soon as possible.

SERIOUS PROBLEMS

       alert: unable to append to bounce message...
              qmail-send  is  unable  to  record a permanent failure, usually because the disk is
              full.  This is a very serious problem; qmail-send cannot proceed without  recording
              the results.  It will try again in ten seconds.

       alert: out of memory...
              qmail-send  tried  to  allocate  more  memory and failed.  It will try again in ten
              seconds.

       alert: unable to opendir...
              qmail-send is having trouble reading a file list from  disk,  usually  because  the
              system's  file  descriptor  table is full, but possibly because permissions are set
              incorrectly.  It will try again in ten seconds.

       alert: unable to switch back...
              qmail-send was sent SIGHUP, and it is unable to reenter the queue directory.   This
              is  a  very serious problem; qmail-send cannot proceed outside the queue directory.
              It will try again in ten seconds.

       alert: unable to reread...
              qmail-send was sent SIGHUP, but it is unable to read the  new  controls.   It  will
              continue operating with the original controls.

MESSAGES

       new msg m
              qmail-send  is going to preprocess a queued message.  The message number, m, is its
              disk inode number.  After a message is removed from the queue, its  number  can  be
              reused immediately.

       info msg m: bytes b from <s> qp q uid u
              Message  m contains b bytes; its envelope sender is s; it was queued by a user with
              user ID u.  q is a long-term queue identifier, the process ID  of  the  qmail-queue
              that queued the message.

       bounce msg m qp q
              Message m had some delivery failures.  The long-term queue identifier of the bounce
              (or double-bounce) message is q.

       triple bounce: discarding ...
              Message m had some delivery failures, but it is already a double-bounce message, so
              it must be thrown away.  Triple-bounce messages do not exist.

       end msg m
              qmail-send is about to remove message m from the queue.

DELIVERIES

       starting delivery d: msg m to ...
              qmail-send  is  telling  qmail-lspawn  or  qmail-rspawn to deliver message m to one
              recipient.  The delivery number, d, starts at 1 and increases by  1  for  each  new
              delivery.

       delivery d: success: ...
              Delivery d was successful.

       delivery d: failure: ...
              Delivery d failed permanently.  The message will bounce.

       delivery d: deferral: ...
              Delivery d failed temporarily.  This recipient will be retried later.

       delivery d: report mangled, will defer
              There  is  a  serious  bug in qmail-lspawn or qmail-rspawn.  This recipient will be
              retried later.

WARNINGS

       internal error: delivery report out of range
              qmail-lspawn or qmail-rspawn has supplied a report on a nonexistent delivery.  This
              is a serious bug.

       qmail-clean unable to clean up ...
              For  some  reason  qmail-clean is unable to remove the indicated file.  It will try
              again later.

       trouble fsyncing ...
              qmail-send was unable to write to  disk  the  results  of  preprocessing  a  queued
              message.  It will try again later.

       trouble in select
              There is an operating system bug.

       trouble injecting bounce message...
              qmail-send  was unable to queue a bounce message, usually because the disk is full.
              It will try again later.

       trouble marking ...
              qmail-send was  unable  to  record  the  result  of  a  successful  or  permanently
              unsuccessful delivery.  This means that the delivery will be tried again later.

       trouble opening ...
              qmail-send was unable to open the list of local or remote recipients for a message.
              It will try again later.

       trouble reading ...
              Either qmail-send is unable to read a recipient list, or it is unable to  read  the
              envelope  of  a  queued message, or it is out of memory.  Whatever it was doing, it
              will try again later.

       trouble writing to ...
              qmail-send was unable to preprocess a queued message, usually because the  disk  is
              full.  It will try again later.

       unable to create ...
              qmail-send  was  unable to preprocess a queued message, usually because the disk is
              out of inodes.  It will try again later.

       unable to open ...
              qmail-send is unable to read the envelope of a queued  message  for  preprocessing.
              It will try again later.

       unable to start qmail-queue...
              qmail-send  is  unable  to  queue  a bounce message, usually because the machine is
              almost out of memory.  It will try  again  later.   This  can  also  be  caused  by
              incorrect  settings  of  $QMAILQUEUE  or  errors  in  a  program  or  script  which
              $QMAILQUEUE points to.

       unable to stat ...
              qmail-send is unable to obtain information about a file that should exist.  It will
              try again later.

       unable to unlink ...
              qmail-send is unable to remove a file.  It will try again later.

       unable to utime ...
              qmail-send  is about to exit, and it is unable to record on disk the next scheduled
              delivery time for a message.  The message will be retried as soon as qmail-send  is
              restarted.

       unknown record type in ...
              There is a serious bug in either qmail-queue or qmail-send.

SEE ALSO

       qmail-send(8)

                                                                                     qmail-log(5)