Debugging and resolving high loadavg when running MailScanner
ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Wed Feb 16 16:36:37 GMT 2005
[ The following text is in the "windows-1250" character set. ]
[ Your display is set for the "US-ASCII" character set. ]
[ Some characters may be displayed incorrectly. ]
Richard Curtis wrote:
> I am not using either... running
> spamassassin -D --lint -p /etc/MailScanner/spam.assassin.prefs.conf
> says there are two problems - but the two problems appear to be that
> razor and pyzor are not installed..
> The load is sitting at around 0.5 at the moment - but when I was looking
> about 5 minutes ago it shot to 5.0 when a large batch of email came in.
> I am wondering if I need to do something with the number of children. I
> currently have it set to 10 - based on the reccomendation of 5 per cpu.
> The other thing I think might be related to my problems are the fact
> that the system is using a fair amount of swap - would that contribute
> to the load ?
10 children is too many with the lack of ram. The easiest (but not
cheapest) would be to double the ram to 1G.
Or try lowering the children to a point where the queues still move
"If you have ever eaten crow,
It don't taste like chicken!!"
------------------------ MailScanner list ------------------------
To unsubscribe, email jiscmail at jiscmail.ac.uk with the words:
'leave mailscanner' in the body of the email.
Before posting, read the MAQ (http://www.mailscanner.biz/maq/) and
the archives (http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/lists/mailscanner.html).
Support MailScanner development - buy the book off the website!
More information about the MailScanner