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Re: Memory footprint of a mail server

On Wed, 05 May 2010 12:51:24 +0800, Thomas Goirand wrote:

> Today, running Lenny, top shows us some crazy results:
> clamav: 156 MB
> amavisd-new: 80 MB per process (running 3 processes is the minimum)
> spamd: 105 MB per process (same remark)
> That makes the total amount of RAM needed to run these 3 up to something
> like 700 MB, which makes it a hard fit for smaller end VPSes. What
> happened between Sarge and Lenny is beyond me. It seems we could replace
> amavisd-new by clamsmtp, which would save 240MB of RAM, but clamav and
> spamd will still have to be there, as there's no other open source
> replacement available.

Mmmm, amavisd-new can call spamassassin directly, so no need to use 
"spamd/spamc" daemonized version.

OTOH, I also see the same "numbers" on my systems...



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