SMP Machines

Julian Field mailscanner at
Wed Nov 5 09:57:03 GMT 2003

At 00:48 05/11/2003, you wrote:
>Hi there, i have an old NEC 5800 dual P200 - i know this is a very old
>machine, but i will use 3 of them if i have to - and was wondering if i
>should make any changes to the MailScanner, SpamAssassin confi to take
>I know i can change the amount of child process, if i change this figure
>from say, 5 to 4, will this mean i have 4 process PER CPU ? Will
>MailScanner already be using the 2 CPUs, without mne changing anything?

It means the total number of child processes. You can often run 4 or 5 per
CPU quite well, giving you
         Max Children = 8
or possibly 10.

Julian Field
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