[Mimedefang] Multiplexor Consuming Processor

Nathan Martinez NathanM at aaesys.com
Tue Jul 27 09:39:10 EDT 2004

>> or 6 slaves that are busy.  I guess my question is why is my load so 
>> high if I am only processing 5 or 6 mails at a time?

>Impossible to tell.  Is /var/spool/MIMEDefang on a RAM Disk?
>Are you using the embedded Perl interpreter?  What's the maximum size
>of message that you're passing to SpamAssassin?  If you pass a huge
>message to SpamAssassin (more than around 100 kB), it can chew up CPU
>like you wouldn't believe.

1. /var/spool/MIMEDefang is on a RAM Disk
2. I am using the Perl interpreter
3. Only messages smaller than 100KB are being passed to SA

Any more ideas?

Thank you,


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