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Re: Sendmail with deliver, procmail, or mailagent?

Scott Ellis <storm@gate.net> writes:
> On Thu, 9 Oct 1997, Raul Miller wrote:
> > Scott Ellis <storm@gate.net> wrote:
> > > My primary concern here is that spawning an extra shell process for each
> > > mail delivery increases mail delivery overhead dramatically.  I'd prefer
> > > sendmail's current knowledge of what it is delivering to, so it can
> > > support its features directly.  Thinking about it, I believe deliver and
> > > procmail need slightly different feature listings for sendmail, which
> > > would make a generic script even more sub-optimal.
> > 
> > Then don't spawn an extra process.  Shell scripts that execute a single
> > command can use "exec".
> The problem is that the shell process needs to run so it knows to run
> exec.  Sendmail at the moment doesn't need that shell process, so invoking
> it is overhead we don't need.

So write a tiny C program that does the same thing as the tiny shell
script.  It wouldn't be that difficult and the overhead would be
greatly lessened.
Ben Pfaff <pfaffben@pilot.msu.edu> <blp@gnu.ai.mit.edu> <pfaffben@debian.org>

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