MailScanner eats memory out

--[UxBoD]-- uxbod at
Wed Jun 21 00:48:28 IST 2006

Useful to know - learn something new everyday. Perhaps a watcher script for memory usage ?

On Tue, 20 Jun 2006 18:26:40 -0400
Matt Kettler <mkettler at> wrote:

> --[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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