Is MailScanner affected by the Redhat bug

ram ram at
Tue Sep 9 14:59:34 IST 2008

On Tue, 2008-09-09 at 13:01 +0100, Greg Matthews wrote:
> ram wrote:
> > I have all my servers running MailScanner on Centos. Is MailScanner
> > greatly affected by the Bug ? 
> > Should I upgrade perl on my machines  ? 
> I've ran tests last week on CentOS 4 and CentOS 5. CentOS 4.6 is 
> unaffected but CentOS 5.2 does contain the bug. However, it is not clear 
> that this performance issue unduly affects MailScanner as other 
> latencies are likely to dominate.

I did some testing myself .. There is apparently absolutely no affect on

took ~1000 mails to a test machine , Centos 5 , 4GB Ram , 
with the perlbug and run it under MailScanner ( MailScanner + SA +
customscanner + f-prot6 + clamavmodule )  

It takes 18 minutes with the perl bug and it same time (infact took 15s
more)  after I upgraded perl with the patch on

So That is not any major affect after all :-) 


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