One of our servers that has a high email load ends up just grinding to a halt when we issue
postfix reload. It's as if it slowly tries to finish process emails currently being processed - but carries on accepting new ones without then queuing them for delivery, so they all queue up and nothing ends up getting relayed out.
service postfix restart sorts the problem - but I'm aware that that pulls the rug out from the feet of postfix and is a) inefficient and b) screws with any queueing strategies...
What's happening with the
postfix reload - is there a way to make it work properly (i.e. reload the config and carry on as normal) or am I stuck with
service postfix restart....
Thanks in advance for any pointers!