[Mimedefang] Perl spins chewing CPU

natecars at real-time.com natecars at real-time.com
Tue Jun 11 09:49:51 EDT 2002

On 11 Jun 2002, Daniel O'Connor wrote:
> I am running MIMEDefange 2.6 with Spam Assassin v2.11 under Sendmail
> 8.12.4 on FreeBSD 4.5 (phew) and I am getting mail messages which
> cause the perl process to spin chewing all the CPU it can get.
> It doesn't appear to be doing any IO - ktrace reports nothing. It can
> only be kill -9'd :(
> I am at a loss for what to do to track the problem down :( I have an
> example message if anyone is interested :)

I'm interested.  :)

> The messages are quite small so I don't believe SA is choking on them
> in that way - I don't think it's the libmilter bug reported on this
> list either because there appears to be no IO happening.

Is this a high-powered machine, or fairly wimpy?

There has been talk on the SA list about some tests that need to be
rewritten to be more efficient.. some that will keep a decent box
processing a small message for quite a few seconds.

How long have you left the process running?

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