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Re: possible mass bug filing: spamassassin 3

On Wed, 06 Oct 2004, martin f krafft wrote:
> also sprach Adam Majer <adamm@galacticasoftware.com> [2004.10.06.1934 +0200]:
> > After running for a little while,
> [...]
> > I wouldn't say it uses half a gig of ram. Something else is going
> > on..
> I had -m10 passed to spamd for 2.64. When I upgraded, I left that in
> place. I almost hosed a server that went up to load 30 immediately.
> It took me 40 minutes to get a shell, another 30 to halt postfix and
> unload SA.

How much network latency do you have?  If -m10 is helping you, you must be
waiting on TCP/IP requests like crazy.

> Now it's running at -m5 (the suggested value) and I have not had
> problems since. Of course, now I only get half the throughput, and
> my queue has not emptied for a whole day because SA is unable to
> keep up.

Fishy, fishy... find out why it is taking so much time to process your
messages that -m10 would help.  Disable non-local checks for a while, check
your DNS cache (you have one on each of your MTA and SA boxes, don't

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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