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RE: SpamAssassin Causing Server Startup Failure

On Fri, 2003-01-10 at 04:30, Dale W Hodge wrote:

> Hum... A similar thing happened to me today. The load got so high it brought my
> system to it's knees. I ended up forcing a reboot to fix it.  I reset the config
> with -L (perform local tests only) -m10 (limit children to max of 10) -S (Stop
> check as soon as spam threshold is reached to improve performance).  So far the
> load has dropped to near normal levels. I'm thinking the root problem is a
> network connectivity problem.  I know it normally does some lookups and tries to
> connect to several spam databases. I've been having some network issues, so I
> suspect that's the problem here.

Now this is funny - I had apparently exactly the same problem today,
with up to now running sa 2.43 without any problems.

I think it was a razor problem in my case, causing sa to eat all memory
(which lead to a whole lot of processes being killed on the server -
thank god ssh was not one of these)

-- vbi

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