[Mimedefang] CPU load problem

Andy (An H. Nguyen) annguyen251 at hotmail.com
Mon Oct 13 20:15:57 EDT 2008


bash-3.00# md-mx-ctrl busyslaves
0 B 14609 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E0955I017916)
1 B 14610 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093AR017881)
2 B 14611 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093Dg017888)
3 B 14612 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093OD017904)
4 B 14637 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093fe017887)
5 B 14639 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E092mV017878)
6 B 14642 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E094ZB017909)
7 B 14644 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E0938g017906)
9 B 14648 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093To017905)
10 B 14651 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093c1017907)
11 B 14653 (last=scan) (2: > Running SpamAssassin m9E093aB017908)

Does this mean that mimedefang-multiplexor eats all the CPU load because of 
spamassassin?
I'm running the latest spamassassin version, I will try local dns cache to 
see if it helps.
I'm not able to roll this server out due to the cpu load problem... any help 
please?

Thanks,
andy.

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From: "David F. Skoll" <dfs at roaringpenguin.com>
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 6:37 PM
To: <mimedefang at lists.roaringpenguin.com>
Subject: Re: [Mimedefang] CPU load problem

> Andy (An H. Nguyen) wrote:
>> Server is running Solaris 10, Mimedefang 2.65 and SA 3.2.5 / clamav 0.94
>> & sendmail  8.14.0
>> The server is Sunfire V245 with dual 1.5GHz CPU & 8GB ram
>
>> When testing with average around 60 messages per minute,
>> mimedefang-multiplexor takes too much CPU. LA gone above 20 and up above
>> 60...
>> Load Average is fine (below 2.0) when there are small number of email
>> coming through (if less than 20 messages per minute)
>
> That server should handle much higher volumes of mail.  Try invoking
> mimedefang-multiplexor with the "-Z" option; then use the command:
>
>        md-mx-ctrl busyslaves
>
> to see what the scanners are doing.  If you're using SpamAssassin, it
> can be a real CPU pig, but 1 message/second should be no problem even for 
> it.
>
> Regards,
>
> David.
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