Domino server crashes with error: "PANIC: LookupHandle: handle out of range"
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Domino server crashes with error: "PANIC: LookupHandle: handle out of range"


Article ID: 152508


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Mail Security for Domino


This issue was observed with Domino Server version 8.5.1 (64-bit) and SMSDOM (64-bit), installed on Windows 2003 (64-bit) or Windows 2008 (64-bit).

  • The FATAL THREAD could be any Server Task process executed within Domino.
  • In the first FATAL THREAD section of the nsd log, text similar to the following appears. Bold text is identical in every nsd log for a PANIC of this type.

    [ 9] 0x1001f0ce nnotes.Panic+682 (afb,10026968,38209910,10052d24)
    [10] 0x1002653a
    nnotes.LockHandleExt+610 (1288cde8,38209c18,0,100264ba)
    [11] 0x10026215
    nnotes.OSLockObject+25 (42d85c0,2d5,0,10026270)
    [12] 0x117a75f8
    nnotes.NSFItemQuery+76 (1288cde8,38209920,0,100264ba)
    [13] 0x180002835
    nnem.SetPASEnabledState+5669 (38209c18,fec7750,38209c18,fec7750)
    [14] 0x180003C3C
    nnem.SetPASEnabledState+10796 (42d8a70,38209c90,4,2b)
    [15] 0x180004FD8
    nnem.SetPASEnabledState+15816 (1,0,38209f80,19b)
  • The following error message may appear on the Domino console, in the console logs, in smspanic.txt, or within the stack dump of the PASS 2 section for the FATAL THREAD within the nsd log:
    PANIC: LookupHandle: handle out of range



In order to resolve this issue, please follow the steps below.
Note: these resolution steps only apply to Symantec Mail Security for Domino versions and on 64-bit architectures.

  1. Download the extension library "nnem.dll" attached here.
  2. Stop the Domino server.
  3. Create a backup copy of the existing library "nnem.dll".
    The file is located generally under C:\Program Files\IBM\Lotus\Domino
  4. Replace the existing "nnem.dll" with the one you downloaded at step 1
  5. Start Domino server.



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