Mailscanner mqueuein trouble

Julian Field MailScanner at
Wed Jul 19 19:31:47 IST 2006

You need 1Gb per CPU core. RAM is cheap, go buy some more, or else  
you will find they are swapping. "vmstat 5" will show you if it's  
swapping under the pi and po (page in and page out) columns.

And read the pages about performance  
optimisation and tweaking.

On Wed19 Jul 06, at 17:47, Marcos Sobral wrote:

> Hi, I need a hand.
> I´m actually having problems with Mailscaner. I have around 150,000  
> emails each day.
> I´m working with 3 smtps servers each one with sendmail and  
> mailscanner, the servers are an Atlhlon 2000 (512mb ram), a P4 2.4  
> (1Gb ram) a P4 2.8 (512ram). I use pen loadbalancer to balance them
> Both P4 have 2 harddrives (ide 7200rpm) one for the system other  
> for de mqueues dirs, the Atlhon has only one hard disk.
> And after trying tunning Mailscaner (like using tmpfs for de  
> incoming dir), instead of all my efforts the increases  
> creating delays of 20 to 60 minutes.
> If someone had problems of this kind I would like if he could give  
> me some advices.
> Also I would like to know which hardware do you recommend for a  
> diary traffic of around 300,000 emails.
> Thanks!
> Marcos.
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