Slow batch processing

Rob Morin rob at
Thu Apr 26 16:57:00 IST 2007

It seems MS is silently dying.... there will be nothing in the logs that 
shows its working... only incoming connections.... i see MS in a ps like 

 MailScanner: master waiting for children, sleeping
 6785 ?        S      0:09 MailScanner: cleaning messages
 6815 ?        Ss     0:00 /var/dcc/libexec/dccifd -tCMN,5, -llog 
-wwhiteclnt -Uuserdirs -SHELO -Smail_host -SSender -SList-ID
 6816 ?        Sl     0:00 /var/dcc/libexec/dccifd -tCMN,5, -llog 
-wwhiteclnt -Uuserdirs -SHELO -Smail_host -SSender -SList-ID
 6853 ?        S      0:08 MailScanner: cleaning messages
 6904 ?        S      0:09 MailScanner: cleaning messages
 6929 ?        S      0:08 MailScanner: cleaning messages
 7022 ?        S      0:07 MailScanner: cleaning messages

However there is nothing going on .... i ran the check_mailscanner and 
still nothing, any ideas?

Rob Morin
Dido InterNet Inc.
Montreal, Canada

Edward Prendergast wrote:
> How many MailScanner processes are you running? What hardware are you on?
> How many messages do you process a day on average?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf Of Rob Morin
> Sent: 26 April 2007 16:11
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Slow batch processing
> Hello all,  it seems MS takes about 488 seconds to process a batch of 30 
> messages, do not know why its taking long now... i removed one of the 
> RBLs to speed it up
> i have a backup of emails now... any idea.....???
> I am running the latest MS
> Thanks....

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