Jan
12
2016

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

I have noticed on my system a problem while restarting exim4 MTA system. The message below was showing as a PANICLOG. Doing some research I found that simply deleting the file and restaring the service fixed the problem. Therefore I have used the commands listed below to remove the LOGIFLE and RESTART exim4.

[email protected]:~# 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
[email protected]:~# /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!
[email protected]:~# 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

[email protected]:~# rm /var/log/exim4/paniclog
[email protected]:~# /etc/init.d/exim4 restart

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