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FIX: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

March 8, 2012

root@NMS:~# tail -100 /var/log/mail.log
Mar 5 06:25:05 NMS exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
Mar 6 06:25:04 NMS exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
Mar 7 06:25:03 NMS exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
Mar 8 06:25:04 NMS exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
root@NMS:~# /etc/init.d/exim4 restart
Stopping MTA for restart: exim4_listener.
Restarting MTA: exim4.
ALERT: exim paniclog /var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken … failed!
root@NMS:~# tail /var/log/exim4/paniclog
2012-02-26 03:13:05 1S0jeM-0006ef-Rg spool file write error while delivering: No space left on device

root@NMS:~# rm /var/log/exim4/paniclog
root@NMS:~# /etc/init.d/exim4 restart

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6 Comments
  1. thx worked for me even with errors at:
    root@crunchbangpc:/home/*myuser*# tail /var/log/exim4/paniclog

    2012-11-08 18:57:34 socket bind() to port 25 for address ::1 failed: Cannot assign requested address: daemon abandoned
    fix working!

  2. Kalin Mandaliev permalink

    Nice!

  3. Awesome. Worked like a charm. Thanks man.

  4. Mardo Rosal Santiago permalink

    thnks šŸ™‚

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