Very large queue and very long delays (SOLVED)
ramon at LINUX-LABS.NET
Fri Nov 14 21:49:38 GMT 2003
I have discovered the problem, it has not to do with spamassassin nor
mailscanner, it was a problem with dns resolution, my primary nameserver
was down and every time it had to look up a name it wasted 1 or more
seconds trying the first nameserver and as spamassassin does a name
lookup every time that is executed then it slowed down all the things.
Sorry guys, and thanks for all your advices, this list really works :-)
El vie, 14-11-2003 a las 19:57, Kearney, Rob escribió:
> 12 seconds for spamassassin to complete sounds slow. I average about 2-4
> seconds per message using Razor/DCC/Pyzor no bayes. I cannot however tell
> you how many messages there are in your "mailejemplo" file.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ramon Acedo [mailto:ramon at LINUX-LABS.NET]
> Sent: Friday, November 14, 2003 11:57 AM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Re: Very large queue and very long delays
> > Are you using Razor? If so, read the Razor documentation to find out how
> > to
> > refresh ("discover" in razor terms) the list of Razor servers. This is
> > most
> > likely the problem.
> Thanks for the answers. I do not use razor and my spamassassin is not so
> $time cat mailejemplo |spamassassin -D -t|grep debug
> debug: using "../rules" for default rules dir
> debug: using "/etc/spamassassin" for site rules dir
> debug: using "/root/.spamassassin" for user state dir
> debug: using "/root/.spamassassin/user_prefs" for user prefs file
> debug: running header regexp tests; score so far=0
> debug: running body-text per-line regexp tests; score so far=0.6
> debug: running uri tests; score so far=0.6
> debug: running raw-body-text per-line regexp tests; score so far=0.6
> debug: running full-text regexp tests; score so far=0.6
> debug: Razor is not available
> debug: trying Received header date for real time: Mon, 16 Jun 2003
> 17:53:05 +0200
> debug: no Received headers found, not raising flag
> debug: is Net::DNS::Resolver unavailable? 0
> debug: looking up MX for 'microsoft.com.'
> debug: MX for 'microsoft.com.' exists? 1
> debug: is DNS available? 1
> debug: DNS MX records found: 2
> debug: checking RBL relays.ordb.org., set relay
> debug: checking RBL results in set relay for 127.0.0.6
> debug: checking RBL results in set relay for 127.0.0.4
> debug: AWL active, pre-score: 1.5, mean: undef
> debug: Post AWL score: 1.5
> debug: is spam? score=1.5 required=6
> debug: auto-report? score=1.5 threshold=30
> real 0m15.281s
> user 0m0.270s
> sys 0m0.000s
> And I've got in MailScanner.conf SpamAssassin Timeout = 20.
> I do not understand what's happening when the queue grows so much. Now
> I have just 10-50 messages but two hours ago I had 2000 messages.
> I have alse set Debug SpamAssassin = yes but I do not see extra information.
> Another question if my spamassassin timeout is 20 and the time used by
> spamassassin to scan is 15 why do I get all the time 'SpamAssassin timed out
> and was killed' in my logs?
> Ramon Acedo
> > At 14:40 14/11/2003, you wrote:
> >>I'm using mailscanner 4.24-5 in debian woody with sendmail 8.12.3 and
> >>kernel 2.4.22.
> >>Almost everyday my mqueue.in grows up to 2000 emails pending to be
> >>delivered (or queued at mqueue directory) and the delay of some mails
> >>reaches 3 hours!
> >>The mqueue directory has always about 200 mails pending what is
> >> reasonble.
> >>I've tried to decrease the Queue Scan Interval to 2, to increase the
> >>Max Children to 10 (I've got a 2,4 PIV with 1GB of RAM) and to try
> >>Delivery Method to queue and to batch (without any differences). The load
> >>is never over 0.7 (maybe more just when MS starts).
> >>I have disabled the RBL checks setting "Spam List = " and setting
> >>skip_rbl_checks 1 in /opt/MailScanner/etc/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> >>and I have enabled my sendmail to check the relays.ordb.org though
> >>MS keeps logging lots of "SpamAssassin timed out and was killed."
> >>MS seems to not to change its behaviour processing the queue and after
> >>some hours after when the number of mails per hour decreases from
> >>about 3000 to about 600 the queue keeps growing and growing.
> >>Doew anyone any ideas?
> >>Ramon Acedo
> > --
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> > PGP footprint: EE81 D763 3DB0 0BFD E1DC 7222 11F6 5947 1415 B654
Ramon Acedo <ramon at linux-labs.net>
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