SpamAssassin 2.50 Problems

John Rudd jrudd at UCSC.EDU
Sun Feb 23 08:30:53 GMT 2003

On Saturday, Feb 22, 2003, at 23:38 US/Pacific, John Rudd wrote:

> On Friday, Feb 21, 2003, at 23:25 US/Pacific, Gerry Doris wrote:
>> I upgraded from SA 2.44 to 2.50 tonight and have had nothing but
>> problems.
>> MailScanner hits nearly 100% CPU utilization and just sits there until
>> SA
>> is killed.
>> I've had to go back to using SA 2.44 and everything is back to normal.
>>  Is
>> anyone else seeing this?
> I was just installing 2.50 via "perl -MCPAN -e shell", and during the
> "t/spamd_parallel" test, the load, network, and CPU utilization went
> through the roof (it was specifically stuck at test 14/20).  I suspect
> that it's somewhere in spamd that's the problem (and may only be
> something that comes up once, as someone else suggested).  As soon as
> that test was over (and it took a LONG time), everything went back to
> normal.
> I'll have to wait and see if it keeps up.  I hope not, as I've been
> waiting for 2.50 for a while.
> (I'm cc'ing sa-talk on this, in case they have any other insights)
> System notes: freebsd 4.2, dual p2-350, 128k ram, and in case it
> matters it's on a 58k link to the net.  Mailscanner version is 4.12-2.

Just as a follow up, the problem hasn't come up again.  I haven't had a
huge flood of messages this evening, but I _am_ getting new messages
without any load, network, or cpu spikes.

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