MailScanner can't keep up

Drew Burchett DrewB at
Wed Feb 22 19:02:25 GMT 2006

It's definitely having a memory issue.  It's using all available.
However, reducing the number of children, or even the number of mails
scanned per pass doesn't seem to speed anything up.  I think there may
be some issue with either the base machine configuration or possibly a
hardware issue.  I've started forwarding all the traffic to a machine
half the size of this one and it's keeping up just fine.  Looks like a
reformat and reinstall may be in order, but any other suggestions are
more than welcome.

And yes, 512Mb is not a lot for a mail scanner, but I can't seem to get
my boss to spring for any more.

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