inbound queue piling up... suddenly

Ken A ka at
Mon Mar 26 20:56:18 CEST 2007

MailScanner causes swapping when I'm on vacation too! ;-)
Ken A.

Chris Yuzik wrote:
> Bryan Guest wrote:
>> Then I hit the maximum number of MailScanner processes (65 currently).
> Bryan,
> I agree with Denis--you have waaaay too many MailScanner processes. One 
> of our production servers is a dual intel xeon and has 2 GB of RAM, and 
> we're running 10 children on it.
> Unless your system has 13 CPU cores (hyperthreading doesn't count), you 
> shouldn't have 65 children. Change it down to something like the 
> recommended 5 per cpu and see what happens.
> Chris

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