Performance Tuning and RAID

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Jan 27 19:06:52 GMT 2004

At 19:01 27/01/2004, you wrote:
> >>>> dot at DOTAT.AT 1/27/2004 10:54:02 AM >>>
> >Jeff Falgout <JFalgout at CO.JEFFERSON.CO.US> wrote:
> >>Dual Xeon 2.4s, 2GB Memory, 1 U160 disk -
> >>Red Hat 8.0 running Sendmail as MTA, Sophos, Clam, SA, BIND
> >>NSCD, and Apache (for Mailstats and Mailscanner-MRTG).
> >How many concurrent mailscanners? Have you turned off fsync in
>Max Children = 20
>Just turned off fsync - there is no space between the "-" and the


Max Children = 20 is very high. Try dropping that to about 12 as your
throughput may improve. Keep an eye on `top` as your system may be running
out of ram.
Julian Field
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