Isolating MailScanner 'slowness'...

Leland J. Steinke steinkel at PA.NET
Wed Oct 8 14:32:11 IST 2003

Peter Bates wrote:
>>steinkel at PA.NET 08/10/03 13:41:53 >>>
>>How big are your Bayes token files?  We have had to zero them out
> -rw-r--r--    1 postfix  postfix       76k Oct  8 14:11 bayes_journal
> -rw-r--r--    1 postfix  postfix      2.6k Oct  8 14:11 bayes_msgcount
> -rw-r--r--    1 postfix  root         2.5M Oct  8 14:10 bayes_seen
> -rw-r--r--    1 postfix  postfix       22M Oct  8 14:10 bayes_toks
> ... 22Mb, I guess.
> By 'zero them out', do you mean 'rebuild'?

No, I mean 'remove', after stopping MailScanner, with a subsequent restart, of
course.  If you do not want to lose the accumlated "knowledge" in the files,
just move them out of the way while testing and move them back if there is no
difference in performance.

> Shall I just bite the bullet and upgrade to 2.60 and then do the
> --import?

This problem might be fixed by an upgrade to 2.60, which uses Berkeley DB files.
  We are still evaluating 2.60 ourselves.


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