RedHat 9 + MailScanner = slow system

Nikolay Kabaivanov ntk at
Thu Oct 23 12:13:05 IST 2003

I have similar problems (very slow work ) of sarg (squid log analyzer)
on RedHat 9 box and  when I set LC_ALL=C in the environment everythig
works well. Try to put this in /etc/profile
export  LC_ALL=C
I think that the problem is something with unicode and sorting on RedHat
9 systems.
Nikolay Kabaivanov, ntk at
University of Rousse, Bulgaria

Quentin Campbell wrote:

> After upgrading we are running RH 9 + MS-4.24-5 + SA-2.60 on a Dell box
> and find that many commands/operations are very slow to complete.
> The evidence that we have suggests that "syslogd" cannot keep up with
> requests to log and this causes the slow response we are seeing. We are
> doing the same amount of MailScanner logging as we did before upgrading.
> Does anyone have a handle on this or any other performance issues with
> RH 9 and MS/SA?
> Further info:
> We have two other systems to compare against. These run on identical
> Dell hardware to that used above but have RH 7.2 + MS-4.22-5 + SA-2.55
> instead.
> All three machines deal with the same amount of e-mail (they are our
> three MX hosts) but the RH 9 system always has significantly higher load
> levels as shown by "to" and "uptime".
> Quentin
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