CUPS scrashed by a job submission

Anonymous anonymous at
Thu Jul 22 03:17:12 PDT 2004

Hello all,

I am using CUPS 1.1.19 (that comes with RedHat Enterprise Linux 3) since some months and am happy with it.

This morning, I found my server hanged, with memory full and cups crashed! After investingating, I found that a job request file (/var/spool/cups/c0xxx) was 2gB large, and its loading was preventing cups from restarting! The corresponding data file /var/spool/cups/d0xxxx was a pdf file of 200kB. The job was submitted via Samba.

Has anyone once encountered the same problem, and by any chance found the reason why this happened?

Thanks for any hint,

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