Mailscanner suddenly started taking up 100% of available memory - Final Resolution

Julian Field jkf at
Sat Apr 20 11:01:03 IST 2002

At 22:30 19/04/2002, you wrote:
>On Fri, 19 Apr 2002, Andrew Hoying wrote:
> > The problem was that some bug in either perl or mailscanner wasn't
> > releasing some part of the memory required to do this and so every
> > mail ate about 50MB of memory.
>perl doesn't return memory to the system once allocated within perl.
>That's one reason mailscanner is configured to restart itself every now
>and then as I understand it.

That's precisely why I do it.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
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Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
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