Provided by: qmail_1.06-4_i386 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)