Julian Field MailScanner at
Sat Mar 12 17:51:26 GMT 2005

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Dave Filchak wrote:

> Hello all,
> Today I had a situation where my / partition was full and it turned out
> to be the bayes directory under /etc/MailScanner being filled up with
> bayes_lock and bayes_tok files. To resolve this issue, at least
> temporarily, I moved these files to a new directory on a larger
> partition and symlinked to it from the original location. So, I have a
> couple of questions about this:
>    1. Will there be any significant performance hit doing it this way?


>    2. In MailScanner.conf, I had it set to rebuild bayes every day. I
> have files in the bayes directory dating back to the middle of February.
> What exactly happens when Bayes is rebuilt and should these files be
> there at all? Isn't this supposed to be compacted etc.?

There is currently a bug in the MailScanner-does-Bayes-rebuilding code
where it fails to lock out other child processes while the rebuild is in
progress. This leaves rather a mess behind, sorry. I intend to have a
good look at this code very shortly (possibly right now, in fact, as you
have just reminded me) and should have a fix out soon. In the mean time
delete all the old files, just leave the latest ones.

Julian Field
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