Sophos Sweep using a lot of CPU

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jul 2 16:19:12 IST 2002

At 15:55 02/07/2002, you wrote:
>  >Hash: SHA1
>  >
>  >We had a problem like that at one point - it turned out there was a
>  >big core dump file in /var/spool/mailscanner/incoming (or wherever
>  >your mailscanner working directory is).  Have a look for a core file
>  >in that directory and delete it.
>  >
>  >Steve
>  >- --
>  >Steven Patterson, MSci.  Tel: +44 (0)2380 595810
>  >Electronic Information Systems Support and Development
>  >Computing Services, University of Southampton, UK.
>  >Public PGP Key:
>Many thanks indeed. That has solved the problem immediately. There was
>a 1.2 Gb core dump in the mailscanner working directory. We have had
>two weeks of severe delays to email due to that. It would be worth adding
>to the FAQ to save other people from having the same problem.

Good idea.
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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