Performance suggestions?

mikea mikea at MIKEA.ATH.CX
Thu May 22 14:38:42 IST 2003

On Wed, May 21, 2003 at 01:34:45PM -0500, Joel Colvin wrote:
> I used to do multiple mqueue directories before I used MailScanner so I may
> try that on one box again.
> If I have plenty of CPU left, do you folks think I'll make faster headway
> with more than the default 5 children?
> I think my first test will be more MailScanner kids on one box and I let you
> know if the results are clear.  That will be an easier test than
> reconfiguring for multiple (I'll try that one after hours.)

In my experience, memory starvation and the consequent swapping (or
even thrashing) are the problems with too many children. But I know
My system is atypical, and I'm working on moving stuff to a bigger

Mike Andrews
mikea at
Tired old sysadmin since 1964

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