Queue is slow to empty, and another thing
Billy A. Pumphrey
bpumphrey at WOODMACLAW.COM
Thu Aug 18 17:07:00 IST 2005
> -----Original Message-----
> From: MailScanner mailing list [mailto:MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On
> Behalf Of Mike Kercher
> Sent: Thursday, August 18, 2005 11:00 AM
> To: MAILSCANNER at JISCMAIL.AC.UK
> Subject: Re: Queue is slow to empty, and another thing
> MailScanner mailing list <> scribbled on Thursday, August 18, 2005
> > My MailScanner machine is:
> > Dual 600mhz
> > 1024 RAM
> > 5x hard drives @ RAID 5
> > MailScanner version 4.43.8
> > Running razor, DCC, pyzor, rulesdujour, various other rules,
> > ClamAV, Bitdefender (all latest versions as of about 2 months ago)
> > 1.
> > My MailScanner is a gateway between the internet and Exchange.
> > I put missed spam in a exchange folder
> > Use fetchmail to get the spam mail to the linux machine Run sa-learn
> > --- ALL WORKS FINE ---
> > I usually have between 100-300 emails that I do at once.
> > This fills up the inbound queue (looking at mailstats). It
> > always takes a long time to get it emptied and processed,
> > about 30min or a little longer.
> > On normal operation, when I am not slamming it with 300
> > emails, it keeps up just fine. Mailwatch shows:
> > Load Average: 5.12 4.84 4.49
> > I telnet in and "top", cpu usage isn't 100% all the time,
> > average maybe 60-70. RAM is ok = about 700-800 used out of 1024.
> > Common sense pretty much tells me that the machine is chuggin
> > and just cannot keep up. Can anyone recommend any changes to
> > speed up this machine with settings?
> > 2.
> > Also when I do this process. It seems that when the missed
> > spam emails go through mailscanner again, some of it gets
> > tagged as spam. Why would it get tagged as spam the second
> > time and not the first time?
> You may be getting killed by disk IO. Have you tried mounting
> /var/spool/MailScanner/incoming on a tmpfs?
I have not tried that. I would not have a clue as to how to do it. Any
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