Best way to measure sendmail queue depth?
lars+lister.mailscanner at adventuras.no
Fri Jun 30 18:32:03 IST 2006
> I've been checking sendmail inbound queue depth using a simple readdir
> and dividing the number of entries by two. This is checked every five
> minutes by Nagios with a 10-second timeout -- because of the timeout and
> the frequency with which I want to do the check, I can't just use, for
> mailq |head -1
> ...because under heavy flow conditions the mailq command takes WAY too
> long to parse the entire set of queue files and generates too much load.
mailq -OMaxQueueRunSize=1 -OQueueDirectory=/var/spool/mqueue
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