Massive queue buildup

Res res at
Wed Nov 15 06:17:25 GMT 2006

On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Chandler, Jay wrote:

> ov 14 20:07:42 brewer MailScanner[37903]: Batch (30 messages) processed
> in 328.23 seconds
> Nov 14 20:07:51 brewer MailScanner[38335]: Batch (30 messages) processed
> in 670.92 seconds
> Nov 14 20:08:37 brewer MailScanner[38125]: Batch (30 messages) processed
> in 643.34 seconds
> That's not good.

No :)

If you nee dit sorted , disable spam assassin, leave spam checks on, but 
disable SA, you'll find it will clear the queue in no time.

Also do you RBL in MS or MTA? MTA is far better

> Disabled DCC, Razor, and Pyzor, and I'm still seeing batch times in the
> same general range.  I've got RAM to burn, so I kicked up the number of
> children to 30, and I'm still seeing the same batch times, but the queue
> is decrementing.  Finally, I built up a box that's blazingly fast in
> processors, and woefully short of RAM, and put that ahead of this one in
> the mailserver precedence list.  We'll see how it handles tomorrow.
> Thanks for the assist, folks-- I appreciate it.
> --
> Jay Chandler
> Network Administrator, Chapman University
> 714.628.7249 / chandler at
> Today's Excuse: It must have been the lightning storm we had (yesterday)
> (last week) (last month)
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Res
> Sent: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 2:15 PM
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: RE: Massive queue buildup
> Hi Jay,
> On Tue, 14 Nov 2006, Chandler, Jay wrote:
>> 3. I am running DCC, as well as Razor.
> What did log speed = yes show?
> Did disabling dcc improve things?
> Razor was not a problem here nor all the SA rules from the fsl guys, i
> disabled all one, one by one put them back in, did not take long to see
> dcc was the culprit, since  ive disabled it, it's all good.


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