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[root@dc ~]# service postfix status 
master (pid  1616) is running...

[root@dc ~]# ps -FHww -p 1616
UID        PID  PPID  C    SZ   RSS PSR STIME TTY          TIME CMD
root      1616     1  0  1794   684   0 20:50 ?        00:00:00 /usr/sbin/vsftpd /etc/vsftpd/vsftpd.conf

So, any theories?

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This is likely caused by a stale pid file. The specifics will vary by distribution.

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Varies with the application as well, on Linux for Postfix they are likely in /var/spool/postfix/pid –  Brian Feb 20 at 6:14
    
I would kill the services and restart them, then see again, whether the PIDs match –  vanthome Feb 20 at 6:47
    
Of course! In hind sight, I'm kind of an idiot for not thinking of that initially... Well, heck, what did you expect from me at midnight? ;) –  Soviero Feb 20 at 7:27

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