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Postfix smtpd killed by signal 11: bad command startup



Hi,

I was hoping someone could help me out with a Postfix-problem that I
ran into after upgrading from FC1 to FC2. I did Google around first
but found nothing that really got me closer to a fix. Below are some
of my findings.

rpm -q postfix: postfix-2.0.18-4

What works:
- echo Message | mail someone otherserver
- echo Message | mail someone myserver

What broke:
- incoming e-mail
- outgoing e-mail when using smtpd

The /var/log/maillog error:

Oct 31 00:28:24 foobar postfix/smtpd[25296]: running:
PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin; export PATH;         (echo cont;
echo where) | gdb /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd 25296 2>&1
>/etc/postfix/smtpd.25296.log & sleep 5
Oct 31 00:28:29 foobar postfix/master[25291]: warning: process
/usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd pid 25296 killed by signal 11
Oct 31 00:28:29 foobar postfix/master[25291]: warning:
/usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd: bad command startup -- throttling

All this tells me that smtpd is the one failing component.

So I Googled around and stumbled on some mailing list conversations
wherein similar smtpd segfaults were discussed. I found two cruelpits
were mentioned in particular:

1. db4, in combination with nsswitch and openldap. However, I don't
use OpenLDAP and I don't have nss_db(-compat) installed.
/etc/nsswitch.conf also doesn't contain any 'db' lines.
2. sasl. In the past there seem to have been problems with a
Postfix/Sasl1 combination but FC2 uses sasl2. Some Google results laid
blame on sasl version mismatches between different e-mail components,
but they seem not to be applicable to my system.

That's not to say they're no longer suspect though.

With db4, for example, I ran into problems earlier with respect to my
Subversion repositories (in addition to the change in db schemas). A
dump/load cycle fixed this though. Because of this I rebuilt the alias
and virtual map databases but this didn't help.

That nss could be to blame shows from the gdb results that I'll paste
below. The exact command, which I took from a Postfix debug help file,
was:

debugger_command =
         PATH=/bin:/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin; export PATH;
         (echo cont; echo where) | gdb $daemon_directory/$process_name
$process_id 2>&1 >$config_directory/$process_name.$process_id.log &
sleep 5

Notice though, that the 'cont' and 'where' commands didn't seem to be
executed. I don't know why that is. I found one e-mail online from
someone with a similar problem where the result of cont and where gave
a hint at sasl. I don't know if this can be generalised to my case,

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This GDB was configured as "i386-redhat-linux-gnu"...(no debugging
symbols found)...Using host libthread_db library
"/lib/tls/libthread_db.so.1".

Attaching to program: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd, process 25296
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libldap.so.2...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libldap.so.2
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/liblber.so.2...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/liblber.so.2
Reading symbols from /lib/libpcre.so.0...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libpcre.so.0
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libsasl2.so.2...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libsasl2.so.2
Reading symbols from /lib/libssl.so.4...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libssl.so.4
Reading symbols from /lib/libcrypto.so.4...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libcrypto.so.4
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2...(no debugging
symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libgssapi_krb5.so.2
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libkrb5.so.3
Reading symbols from /lib/libcom_err.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libcom_err.so.2
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libk5crypto.so.3
Reading symbols from /lib/libresolv.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libresolv.so.2
Reading symbols from /lib/libdl.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libdl.so.2
Reading symbols from /usr/lib/libz.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /usr/lib/libz.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/tls/libdb-4.2.so...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/tls/libdb-4.2.so
Reading symbols from /lib/libnsl.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libnsl.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/tls/libc.so.6...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/tls/libc.so.6
Reading symbols from /lib/libcrypt.so.1...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libcrypt.so.1
Reading symbols from /lib/ld-linux.so.2...(no debugging symbols found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/ld-linux.so.2
Reading symbols from /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
[Thread debugging using libthread_db enabled]
[New Thread -151037152 (LWP 25296)]
Loaded symbols for /lib/tls/libpthread.so.0
Reading symbols from /lib/libnss_files.so.2...(no debugging symbols
found)...done.
Loaded symbols for /lib/libnss_files.so.2
Loaded symbols for /lib/libnss_files.so.2
Loaded symbols for /lib/libnss_files.so.2
0x008e27a2 in _dl_sysinfo_int80 () from /lib/ld-linux.so.2
(gdb) Hangup detected on fd 0
error detected on stdin
Detaching from program: /usr/libexec/postfix/smtpd, process 25296

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So if anyone could help, I'd appreciate it much.

Thanks,
Jonas


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