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     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
               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
               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
               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.

          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)





























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