Massive queue buildup

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Tue Nov 14 05:36:50 GMT 2006

On Mon, 13 Nov 2006, Jay Chandler wrote:

> Built my first Mailscanner / Postfix box on Friday due to a Sendmail meltdown 
> last week-- was forced to throw this box into production early.

Sendmail meltdown? I think it might be your hardware too.

ecartis~# ps ax | grep -c sendmail

dual 2.6, 2G mem and its hardly raising an sweat
~# w
  15:35:09 up 308 days,  5:08,  1 user,  load average: 0.47, 0.49, 0.44

> It ran fine over the weekend, but today there's a massive queue buildup when 
> I run an mqueue-- 10K so far and building.

enable log speed, ill bet youll discover its SA, do you use dcc? I had to 
disable dcc a couple weeks ago because of similar issues.

> average of around 13.

the above is on my list server, so it works hard most of the time, 
with a load of 13 I'd expact the see 10+K sendmail processes.. I dont know 
how many sessions you were seeing or are seeing now with postfix, but 
somthings amiss.


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