SA lint in MailWatch - 158 seconds?!

Glenn Steen glenn.steen at
Thu Sep 28 10:22:26 IST 2006

On 28/09/06, Martin Hepworth <martinh at> wrote:
> Brett Charbeneau wrote:
> > Folks,
> >
> >     I'm trying to tune my Debian mail server running MailScanner 4.55.10
> > - it's a P4 3.2 Ghz with 4GB of RAM. I have mounted MS's incoming
> > directory as a tempfs and run a local BIND cache.
> >     I'm experiencing some slow delivery and am using MailWatch as one
> > tool to keep an eye on the process. In the "Tools/Links" portion of
> > MailWatch there is a way to run SpamAssassin Lint with some nice timing
> > details.
> >     I'm getting 166 seconds or more on the
> >
> > dbg: config: score set 1 chosen.
> >
> >     line
> >     Does anyone know where I would look to tighten this up? I'm not even
> > sure what it refers to...
> >     Many thanks!
> >
> Brett
> check you're not ALL the RBL's in SA.
> Pick a couple and give the rest zero scores in
> /etc/mail/spamassassin/

AFAICS it only does a simple (well:-) resolver test before deciding
whether DNS lookups are available or not. The perhaps tardy lookups
would happen _after_ reporting which score set has been chosen... so
that is probably not "it". As usual, I might be wrong though:-).

As Ugo said, it might be something strange due to running it as the
webserver user... And as Scott noted (implied), Brett isn¨t seeing
either of DNS or Bayes.
So... something is really fishy here.

Brett, you don't have any of teh configuration files on NFS (some
automounted stuff perhaps)? That could account for the ridiculous
times you are seeing, perhaps...

-- Glenn
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