a very confused mailscanner?

Stephen Swaney steve.swaney at FSL.COM
Tue Nov 11 17:40:07 GMT 2003

I can second that with a report of the relatively poor performance of
FreeBSD on a dual 2.8 GHz Xeon system with 2 GB of RAM and one reasonably
fast SCSI disk. Last I heard capacity appears to be less than 500,000
messages per day. At least only half of what I would expect on a Red Hat or
SuSE server on this system.

We have just recently loaded MailScanner and Spam Assassin on our RH
Enterprise 3.0 (AS) servers. Won't have time to do any load testing for a
while but there appear to be no problems with MailScanner or SpamAssassin.

Stephen Swaney
Fortress Systems Ltd.
steve.swaney at fsl.com

-----Original Message-----
From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of Julian Field
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2003 12:27 PM
Subject: Re: a very confused mailscanner?

At 14:54 11/11/2003, you wrote:
>On Tue, 11 Nov 2003, Spicer, Kevin wrote:
>-}Randy Schultz wrote:
>-}> -}> At first I thought it was insufficient file descriptors
>-}> -}> available so I up'ed
>-}> -}> that limit and rebooted.  No effect.  The in queue has only
>-}> -}> 1400 emails to
>-}> -}> be processed, system is idle, tons of all resources available.
>-}> -}>
>-}> -}> Anybody have any idea what's up?
>-}You don't say which OS.
>Aack.  Silly me.  FreeBSD 5.1, sendmail 8.12.9(patched), mailscanner
>Dual 800 Mhz procs, 1GB RAM, 20 GB hard drive 37% full.

I would not recommend running a busy server on any OS that doesn't at least
have tmpfs.
Julian Field
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