System load very high

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue May 20 09:08:31 IST 2003

Are you using Postfix? If so, there was a problem that would cause this (a
message with absolutely no body at all) which I have since fixed in the
latest beta.
It took me 160,000 messages to be able to reproduce the problem :-(

At 02:23 20/05/2003, you wrote:
>Drat.   The system load has once again climbed sky-high - it's currently
>at 39!   Sendmail is refusing connections and all of my
>MailScanner processes show in the run-state and near the top 6 with top.
>I get frequent SpamAssassin timeout messages and until today was also
>getting InfinteMonkeys and ORD-RBL timeouts as well.  I've
>removed the RBL settings from MailScanner.conf and implemented same in
> and they seem to work fine with no timeouts.
>Can someone give me some ideas what to look for with this.   I've seen
>others in the past with similar problems but I haven't been
>able to find their solutions in the FAQ or anywhere.
>The system died before this message got sent, but interestingly, when
>it was rebooted, it handled the 150 or so backed up messages in
>relatively short order.  It had been up for about 3 months.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "Peter Peters" <P.G.M.Peters at CIV.UTWENTE.NL>
>Sent: Monday, May 19, 2003 9:24 AM
>Subject: Re: Palyh-A virus
> > On Mon, 19 May 2003 06:41:54 -0600, you wrote:
> >
> > >Thanks to MailScanner, three .pif attachments that included Palyh-A were
> > >stopped before Sophos had an updated definition!
> >
> > It is called W32/Sobig.B at mm by f-prot.
> >
> > --
> > Peter Peters, senior netwerkbeheerder
> > Dienst Informatietechnologie, Bibliotheek en Educatie (ITBE)
> > Universiteit Twente,  Postbus 217,  7500 AE  Enschede
> > telefoon: 053 - 489 2301, fax: 053 - 489 2383,
> >

Julian Field
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