batch processing tmes

James Gray james at
Tue Jun 24 00:29:58 IST 2008

On 24/06/2008, at 6:34 AM, Dave Filchak wrote:
> We are only using Should I be using something else?
> Dave

Hi Dave,

I've seen times when the MailScanner child is old and hasn't been  
killed off and restarted.  Then a new batch arrives, and the  
MailScanner parent kills the child, starts a new one, then commences  
processing the batch.  However the child rebirth is included in the  
processing time.  Julian might be able to shed more light on the  
automagic MS child restart logic, but this seems to explain the  
fluctuating times.

Additionally, any time a message by-passes spamassassin (or hits the  
SA cache in MailScanner), my batch processing times are very short.   
I've tweaked the heck out of SpamAssassin, but at the end of the day,  
there's only so much you can expect from a 3GHz P4 :P


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