[Mimedefang] Re: config for big servers-- problem found

Nick nick.clark at simmons-simmons.com
Wed Dec 7 05:16:38 EST 2005


(problems with large numbers of quarantine messages on solaris)

Hey - We found something similar running mimedefang 2.52 on Solaris 9 with 
everything buit 64bit. It turned out that the filenames that our quarantine 
function generates were not all that random - each of the worker processes 
appeared to be generating the same list of temporary file names & eventually 
it all ground to a halt.

Just adding a call to srand() at the start of sub filter appears to have fixed 
this - Ive been meaning to test this against the latest version & raise it as 
a bug but havent gotten around too it. Chances are that if you use tempfile() 
to create your quarantine files it might be the same thing.

Nick.


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