[Mimedefang] More solaris problems

bkamen at benjammin.net bkamen at benjammin.net
Tue Mar 21 18:34:56 EST 2006

> On Jul 7,  7:38am, Fernando Gleiser wrote:
> }
> } it seems I'm out of luck with that Sun box. Everything (except syslog)
> is
> } up and runing, but the performance is awful. as soon as I start
> mimedefang
> } the box falls to its knees. I tried making /var/spool/MIMEDefang/
> } a swap-backed file system, but that didn't help. I'm starting to believe
> } this box isn't powerful enough to run MD
> }
> } # uname -a
> } SunOS mail 5.8 Generic_108528-06 sun4u sparc SUNW,UltraAX-i2
> }
> } bash-2.03# prtconf  | head -5
> } System Configuration:  Sun Microsystems  sun4u
> } Memory size: 256 Megabytes
>      Not nearly enough memory.  When you consider that each MIMEDefang
> slave can take 20+ MB due to the pig known as SpamAssassin, plus the
> RAM disk for /var/spool/MIMEDefang, plus the OS, plus anything else
> running on the box, you should probably have 512 MB minimal.  1 GB or
> more would be better.

I run my scanning system on a AIX variant PPC604 w/128MB (and 4 slaves)
which works great for me... it's all about figuring out the needs
carefully. On my server, it's the bare minimum.. no X, nothin else running
that I don't need.

Your box does sound underpowered for the needs.


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