Slooow MailScanner = bitdefender??
support-lists at petdoctors.co.uk
Tue Apr 28 10:27:20 IST 2009
I have a P4 3GHz server running MailScanner 4.75.11 that has has been
working fine, but over the last few days it has taken to slowing down
dramatically and the CPU load hits 13+
Admittedly the server could do with a bit more RAM (it has 768MB), but it
has worked fine for several years and the load is very small (<300 emails a
A quick look at htop shows that the bitdefender update process seems to run
'forever' and eats up >500MB and then the server goes into swap city and
almost grinds to a halt.
The upgrade from 4.69.? happened around the same time as the slow down so
has something changed that might have caused this? I guess something may
have just tipped the server over a critical RAM requirement so I am going to
fit some more (1.5GB) but any other thoughts appreciated as other servers
upgraded at the same time (fitted with more RAM) have not experienced the
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