mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Sat Feb 15 14:17:08 GMT 2003
At 07:50 15/02/2003, you wrote:
>I'm running mailscanner 4.12-1 with SpamAssassin-2.44 on a rather small
>leaf node scanning mail for viruses using sophos and f-prot. The machine
>runs RedHat Linux 8.0 with perl 5.8.0 in the Linux-Distri-typical
>After some time mailscanner's memory consumption will look something like
>PID PPID SIZE RSS SWAP COMMAND
>31942 1 10556 1940 8616 /usr/bin/perl
>32132 31942 19004 17044 1960 /usr/bin/perl
>32391 31942 19140 17284 1856 /usr/bin/perl
>So I understand that perl is rather fat in its footprint all by itself
>which accounts for the 19MB for the two children. But from the fact that
>almost all of the parent gets swapped out I suspect that it doesn't do
>much more than see that the two children stay alive.
>Are these assumptions correct? What do others see with different versions
>Would it make sense to compile mailscanner its own perl-5.0004 or so?
MailScanner will only work with Perl 5.005 or above.
>Is there any way to slim mailscanner down, especially the parent process?
As it is virtually all swapped out, what's the point?
>Where would I want to start looking if I had some perl experience and were
>willing to do some hacking on my own?
The source :-)
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