exim-4.76-1 fails to remove lock from spooler on delivery

Pierre A. Humblet Pierre.Humblet@ieee.org
Wed Oct 26 20:33:00 GMT 2011

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Zdzislaw Meglicki 
> Sent: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 13:43 PM
> Hello Pierre,
> We are getting somewhere. First, the system went down, because it was
> patching itself and needed to reboot. Normal for Windows.
> I'm now sitting in front of the machine. I have stopped exim and cleaned
> logs in /var/log/exim. Then restarted it. Then I e-mailed a message from
> perth.ovpit.indiana.edu to gusta at yanchep.ovpit.indiana.edu to reproduce
> the problem and inspected he logs.
> Here's what I find:
> 1. In the /var/spool/mail directory, the message has been written on the
> destination file "gustav".
> 2. The lock file, /var/spool/mail/gustav.lock, which wasn't there
originally, is
> there now and remains unremoved.
> 3. There is an entry in /var/log/exim/exim_panic.log that looks as
> root@yanchep $ cat exim_panic.log
> 2011-10-26 13:33:46 LTOOS9-0002MK-LW failed to read delivery status for
> gustav@yanchep.ovpit.indiana.edu from delivery subprocess
> 2011-10-26 13:33:46 LTOOS9-0002MK-LW appendfile transport process
> returned non-zero status 0x0001: terminated by signal 1 root@yanchep $

I was able to replicate the problem on Windows 7:
The delivery process crashes because it can't load winmm.dll

16:06:33  3572 writing data block fd=6 size=1 timeout=0
      6 [main] exim 3572 C:\Program Files\cygwin\bin\exim-4.76-1.exe: ***
fatal error - unable to load C:\Windows\system32\winmm.dll, Win32 error 1114
16:06:33  5620 LOG: MAIN PANIC
16:06:33  5620   failed to read delivery status for phumblet@phumblet-lap01w
from delivery subprocess

So it's a Cygwin issue... I think it has been discussed before but I am not
sure if there is a solution.


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