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RE: urgent - system slow after spamassassin

It _might_ be that you installed razor (or razor2) (spamassassin uses razor
if it is installed, by default).
If your firewall DROPs packets you send to razor (TCP dest port 7 and 2702
for razor1, I do not know for razor2) (or their replies) this could be the
problem : very long razor timeouts. Many people have some mailer problems
when razor is down, due to long timeouts.

To be sure you don't use razor, try to add

score RAZOR2_CHECK 0

in your /etc/spamassassin/local.cf

Anyway, if razor is not installed, adding these lines will do no harm.

Hope this helps.


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sandip P Deshmukh [mailto:deshmukh@escortsmumbai.com]
> Sent: Monday 16 December 2002 07:59
> To: Debian User
> Subject: urgent - system slow after spamassassin
> hello all
> after installing spamassassin, my system has become terribly slow! i
> thought that it must be becasue spamd is trying to scan all 
> messages. so
> i modified ~/.spamassassin/user-prefs. here is how it looks:
> whitelist_from debian*
> whitelist_from mutt*
> whitelist_from vim*
> now i realize that this has hardly made any difference. for instance,
> messages from debian-user@lists.debian.org appear to be 
> coming from the
> sender.
> what is more, off and on, a message props up saying
> kmod - runaway modprobe loop assumed and stopped
> what is that?
> when my system was crawling, i tried top and it showed several exim
> processes - some of them defunct!
> how do i restore sanity with spamassassin on? for writing 
> this e-mail, i
> have turned it off
> -- 
> regards,
> sandip p deshmukh
> ------***--------
> I can't drive 55.
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