MailScanner eats memory out

Matt Kettler mkettler at
Tue Jun 20 23:26:40 IST 2006

--[UxBoD]-- wrote:
> Surely MS spawns SA as a child process so would it cosume the memory ? If anything a memory leak would be the culprit somewhere ?

Surely MS wouldn't do anything so slow and wasteful.

MS is written in perl, SA is written in perl and has a perl API spec.

MS directly loads the SA into itself using the perl API. This means that each
mailscanner child acts as it's own spamd, and its size is largely dominated by SA.

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