70k mqueue.in but load under 1 ??

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Nov 28 18:51:48 GMT 2006

Richard Frovarp spake the following on 11/28/2006 8:54 AM:
> Tony Johansson wrote:
>> I've added sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org, dnsbl.sorbs.net and relays.ordb.org
>> at the MTA level as well as upped greet_pause to 10 seconds.
>> The queue problem is now gone (for the moment) but I still dont get
>> how a mailscanner installation could drop to under 1 in load and just
>> sit there watching the queue build.
>> Would it be possible do define some dynamic variables? Load under 1,
>> queue over 1k - start another mailscanner child (or whatever appropriate)
>> Regards, Tony
> If the queue is still building up, something is most likely timing out.
> Are you running Pyzor, Razor, or DCC? Using any odd URIBLs or DNSBLs
> that could be timing out? Several months ago Pyzor timed out (10 seconds
> per message) on me for a while, that really hurt performance. Do a lint
> or debug and see if anything hangs for a noticeable time period as Glenn
> suggested.
Pyzor times out quite regularly as the Pyzor server seems to have trouble
keeping up with the load. There is a thread about an alternate server, but I
suppose that as more people find out about that one it will start to timeout also.


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