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From RW <>
Subject Re: Bayes files LOCK
Date Thu, 13 Feb 2020 12:30:12 GMT
On Wed, 12 Feb 2020 18:03:01 +0000 (UTC)
Pedro David Marco wrote:

> Hi..
> i am getting  errors from Byes because it is not able to lock Bayes
> files... Error log is: 
>   bayes: cannot open bayes databases /etc/spamassassin/bayes/bayes_*
> R/W: lock failed: Interrupted system call
>  SA tries to lock bayes files always in "EXclusive mode", hence when
> a sa takes too long, all other processes have to wait for the lock...
> This is my config:
> use_bayes 1bayes_path /etc/spamassassin/bayes/bayesbayes_auto_learn
> 0bayes_auto_expire 0lock_method flock
> SA uses EXclusive lock because it has "to write"...  my question
> is...    Is there any way to avoid SA writing Bayes files? in that
> case a non-exclusive lock would be enough... Thanks!

Bayes doesn't write on scans (unless it does an opportunistic sync or

$ printf '\nhello world' | spamassassin -D bayes 1>/dev/null
dbg: bayes: tie-ing to DB file R/O  .../bayes_toks 
dbg: bayes: tie-ing to DB file R/O  .../bayes_seen

What you are seeing is characteristic of a failed auto-expire, but you
have bayes_auto_expire 0. 

Are you allowing very large emails to be scanned or learned?

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