Memory Usage on MS Processes seems high

Martin Hepworth martinh at
Thu Apr 20 16:18:36 IST 2006


Wiki might be outdated - dependant on number of SA rules used and any new
features MS is using..

As long as you aren't swapping (and you should be ok with 2GB ram, depending
on howm uch space the tmpfs for the MS working is using) you're fine.

Martin Hepworth 
Snr Systems Administrator
Solid State Logic
Tel: +44 (0)1865 842300

> -----Original Message-----
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> Sent: 20 April 2006 16:02
> To: 'MailScanner discussion'
> Subject: Memory Usage on MS Processes seems high
> My MailScanner processes are each using 79MB of ram.  This seems high.  Is
> it, or is this about normal?  I see in wiki that the range should be
> 20-60MB.
> Stats are
> MS 4.50.14 on RedHat 9
> Msg volume of ~15,000/day
> 2GB Ram
> 2.8 Ghz Pentium 4
> Bayes is through MySql
> Thanks for your time and help in responding,
> -Brendan
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