[Mimedefang] The -y option

Bill Cole mdlist-20140424 at billmail.scconsult.com
Mon Jun 27 12:54:11 EDT 2016

On 27 Jun 2016, at 10:55, Dianne Skoll wrote:

> On Mon, 27 Jun 2016 10:43:34 -0400
> Joseph Brennan <brennan at columbia.edu> wrote:
>> The mimedefang process is now taking between 0.1 and 0.3 %CPU. It
>> grew to well over 50% with -y.
>> No one else has noticed this? It's a huge difference.
> I've not used the -y option in production, so no, I didn't notice.
> Thanks for pointing it out; might want to file a bug with 
> sendmail.org.
> It would be helpful if you could obtain a core dump of the huge 
> MIMEDefang
> process to make sure the leak is in libmilter (though I cannot think 
> of where
> else it might happen.)

Random data point: I appear to have been running with '-y' on for many 
weeks currently and for multi-month stretches prior to that as a result 
of some troubleshooting with Postfix something like a year ago, and have 
never noticed any memory leakage or CPU hogging as a result. I literally 
turned it on in troubleshooting and forgot about it, forgetting about it 
and never noticing it as an issue. The  version of libmilter MD uses is 
8.15.2 and I *THINK Postfix uses the same version, but it's statically 
linked and I can't tease out a version.

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