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Re: Why doesn't Exim ever clean out /var/spool/exim/input?

Craig Sanders said the following on 29/01/04 11:31:

On Thu, Jan 29, 2004 at 10:03:35AM +0000, Ronny Adsetts wrote:

Craig Sanders said the following on 28/01/04 23:36:

i can't answer your question, but here's some relevant advice for you:

exim doesn't scale.  if you want performance, switch to postfix.

On what do you base this conlusion?

the fact that it doesn't scale.

That's not a proven fact here - it's a conclusion. Where's the data to back it up?

I'm not arguing that exim is the most efficient MTA out there. It's probably not. It's no dog either though.

the original poster's system was an example.

That's not proof that the system doesn't scale. It's simply a configuration issue.

allanon:/var/spool/exim/input# du -sh
2.3M    .
allanon:/var/spool/exim/input# ls -1 |wc -l

The original poster is simply not keeping his queue clean of frozen messages.

Several large ISP's in the UK use exim that I know of which seems to indicate

several large ISPs around the world use IIS & MS SQL servers too...doesn't make
that a good idea, either.

True. And irrelevant.

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