On 24 Jul 97 at 10:24, Jason L Tibbitts III wrote:
> Since you haven't quantified just what drives up the load on your mail
> server, anything you do is not a good idea. You cannot solve the problem
> until you understand it. What drives the load up? Is it a huge mail queue
> causing queue runners to take forever to do their sorting? Is it lots of
> sendmails doing eating CPU? Is it something else?
Well, as they say, I'm not exactly sure but the resources seem
to be eaten up when the mailq gets very large. There is a
direct correlation between the size of the queue and the increase
in load average. The only real activity on the server is mail so
I have to home in on that as the likely culprit.
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