[Mimedefang] Performance Tuning

David F. Skoll dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Tue Jul 30 12:09:01 EDT 2002

On Tue, 30 Jul 2002, Robert Covell wrote:

> What are the best settings for tuning a setup that has fairly heavy traffic.
> Several times throughout the day our relay server notifies us of very high
> cpu usage.  We have tried to tweak the setup, which has gotten better, but
> it still runs very high at times.

Do you get any messages tempfailing?  If not, I wouldn't worry about it.
The big performance tweaks:

- Use a ramdisk for the spool directory
- Keep more Perl processes running (set MX_MINIMUM to 10 or so) if your
  box has enough memory.
- Get more memory :-)
- Don't scan large messages with SpamAssassin.  Limit it to <64kB.



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