MailScanner 4.43.8 Memory Usage Extreme Growth

Julian Field MailScanner at
Tue Jul 5 20:10:07 IST 2005

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Can you try a bit of a binary chop and try to deduce which version first 
started the problem?
4.40.1 and 4.43.8 are a long way apart, it's going to be a pretty 
hopeless search inspecting all the code changes by eye.

Ade Fewings wrote:

> I've just upgraded from 4.40.11 to 4.43.8 and, with exactly the same 
> MailScanner.conf, the new MailScanner processes start and grow in 
> memory size, seemingly forever.  Switching back to 4.40.11, the 
> processes stop and stabilize at about 57M each (under prstat in 
> Solaris).  The new ones go sailing through that and only stop when I 
> kill them, at which point the machine is out of memory and swap (each 
> MailScanner being >>500M by this stage).

Julian Field
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