MailScanner causing server to crash

Julian Field mailscanner at
Mon Jan 6 04:00:35 GMT 2003

At 00:34 06/01/2003, you wrote:
>MailScanner bangs on the disk quite a bit as compared to just
>sendmail/procmail. My suspicion is that the fault is associated with the
>disk subsystem activity.

You can considerably reduce the amount of disk traffic by moving the
"incoming" and "quarantine" directories onto /dev/shm (ie into tmpfs) as
you should have plenty of RAM spare to do it with.
Julian Field
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