Mailscanner suddenly started taking up 100% of available
andrewh at CQG.COM
Fri Apr 19 18:19:30 IST 2002
Some more information.
Here is the process after only 9 minutes:
USER PID %CPU %MEM VSZ RSS TTY STAT START TIME COMMAND
root 7644 21.0 68.1 107408 85776 ? S 11:07 1:51 /usr/bin/perl
Fri Apr 19 11:16:14 MDT 2002
And here is the changed files in the last 3 days:
[/usr]# find ./ -mtime -3
It's to the point where I've been restarting mailscanner every 15 minutes to
keep the system running smoothly.
Any help at all is greatly appreciated.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK]On
> Behalf Of Andrew Hoying
> Sent: Friday, April 19, 2002 9:30 AM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Mailscanner suddenly started taking up 100% of available memory
> Yesterday morning, for the first time, mailscanner began consuming several
> hundred megabytes of memory every hour until the system ran out of memory
> and killed mailscanner. The process would then repeat every 4 hours or so.
> Regardless of the fact that I should have resource limits in place to
> prevent mailscanner from using all the memory, I've never seen
> this behavior
> before. I've been running mailscanner on this server since October of last
> year without any similar problems. I am currently running version 3.13-2.
> The only thing that changed, and I'm pretty sure that this is the culprit,
> is that mcafee auto-updated to dat version 4197 on Wednesday. I'm not sure
> where to begin troubleshooting this particular problem, and certainly am
> open to suggestions.
> Thank you,
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