Minimum hardware capacity for 35k e-mail scans/day

Randal, Phil prandal at
Tue Nov 20 17:52:07 GMT 2007


"Make SDBM default bayes store"


Phil Randal
Network Engineer
Herefordshire Council
Hereford, UK  

> -----Original Message-----
> From: mailscanner-bounces at 
> [mailto:mailscanner-bounces at] On Behalf 
> Of Rick Chadderdon
> Sent: 20 November 2007 17:31
> To: MailScanner discussion
> Subject: Re: Minimum hardware capacity for 35k e-mail scans/day
> Julian Field wrote:
> > I'm testing it out now. If it's as good as it is reckoned to be, how
> > about I make it the default in new installations? (i.e. change
> > to use it)
> SDBM has been criticized (and rejected for several projects) 
> for having
> a small (1Kbyte or 2Kbytes, depending on where I look) maximum record
> size.  I do not know enough about the SA database to say whether this
> will be a potential factor in using SDBM with SpamAssassin, 
> but perhaps
> someone with more knowledge can use this information.  If we can count
> on SA always keeping the records smaller than SDBM's max, this sounds
> like a good way to increase performance.  On the other hand, it's the
> kind of thing that SA could cause to break with a relatively simple
> change in what they store in the DB
> Rick
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