File unlinking problem

Julian Field jkf at
Fri Feb 22 16:52:19 GMT 2002

At 16:39 22/02/2002, you wrote:
>3) is killing with kill -9 advisable?

I regularly kill it with just "kill", and have seen no problems. You
shouldn't need the "-9".

>4) Finally my queues once restart processed 3.5 thousand messages in a
>1.30 hours. I suspect that this could have been faster if I adjusted the
>number of messages that could be process in a batch from 100 to some
>number. Is there a sane upper limit for this?

Not really, but over 100 it probably won't go much faster I wouldn't think.
Deliver In Background won't make any difference with delivery method set to
"queue" anyway.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

More information about the MailScanner mailing list