MailScanner load

Alex Neuman van der Hans alex at
Tue Aug 15 21:41:29 IST 2006

You *do* know that MailScanner causes swap, don't you? ;-)

Rob Poe wrote:
> What's your swap utilization?  1gig of ram using tempfs and MailScanner
> sounds like too little ram...
>>>> "Jeremy Blonde" <JeremyBlonde at> 8/15/2006 1:26 PM
> I've been wanting to use Bayes for our mailscanner system, but I'm
> wondering now if the overhead is worth it.  We have a new mailscanner
> box running with Postfix (under Gentoo Linux) and it works pretty
> well,
> we're filtering between 75-80% of our mail as spam.  The box however,
> is
> hammered, it's running around 5-6 with spikes to 8-9.  I've just
> turned
> off bayes and I'll see how the load is once it's processed all the
> back
> logged messages.  We're averaging about 15,000-20,000 messages a day
> (probably more once the school year starts).  Mailscanner is running
> on
> an HP DL320, hyper-threaded proc, 1 GB of RAM, and raid 1 drives.
> Is that normal for using bayes with mailscanner or do I need to tweak
> some things?
> (I'm already using tmpfs for a little bit of a speed up).
> Jeremy Blonde
> Instructional Technology - Server Support
> Grant Joint Union School District
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