[Mimedefang] Out of memory?

Stephen Smoogen smoogen at lanl.gov
Sun Nov 30 22:05:46 EST 2003

Depends on the version of perl, the amount of children you have, what 
other items you are running, etc. Running on 5.6.1p2 with a pretty easy 
filter, it looks like each perl process is around 18 mb in size. Now 
what mimedefang thinks it is I dont know. 

Personally, I think that if you can only have 128MB in the machine, then 
mimedefang (or any perl/python milter program) is not going to work for 
you. You will probably want to run something a lot smaller in footprint 
that is 'embedded' into a mail program. That could be qmail etc. THe 
more you are running on the system the less likely you will be able to 
find anything that will do a large amount of email filtering.

On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Andrew S. Johnson wrote:

>On Sunday 30 November 2003 05:29 pm, David F. Skoll wrote:
>> On Sun, 30 Nov 2003, Andrew S. Johnson wrote:
>> > No matter what I set the max memory to in rc.mimedefang, after every few
>> > messages I get this in the logs:
>> Then remove the settings completely.  Then no limit will be enforced.
>There are other processes on this box that mimedefang has to play nice
>with, and they all have to play in 128 megs.  Back to my original question,
>just how memory does mimedefang actually need to work on a message?
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