AW: Using Spamd rather than the SpamAssassin Library

Matt Hampton spamlists at
Tue Sep 9 22:21:58 IST 2008

Drew Marshall wrote:
> I had to resort to the non spamd config today. I just plain ran out of 
> server before I had run out of messages :-(
> I hit my max SA children and with the box starting to swap and the 
> load average at 18+ decided I ought to do something about it. In order 
> to look at the load issue, can your changes allow SA to be fed via 
> socket as that would save some overhead? 
I take it you mean unix socket - if so yes - minor tweak required - I'll 
send a diff when <day job> is finished
> I have also amended the time out per child as I am sure there is 
> something fishy going on with SA scanning some types of mail. I see 
> the spamd route as giving me a good chance to catch the culprits as I 
> should be able to time out one child and therefore one message.
Some benefit then!


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