On Wed, 30 Jul 1997 firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> Hi all,
> I have a sun sparc ultra 1 with 128 meg of memory. I plan to run
> majordomo lists on it. One of the lists I am taking over belongs to
> a friend and has about 300 subscribers. She is getting kicked off
> her current host because they say the list is eating up their CPU.
I find that surprising. Majordomo is not a cpu intensive process.
If the list is very active, then it might be simply be sending a lot
of mail and leaving a backlog in the mailq, but those sorts of
things can usually be tuned for.
> I have no idea what kind of a system the list is currently on, but I'm
> thinking it has to be really rinky dink for 1 list to eat up all its
> CPU. Or is there something I don't know about majordomo?
It would be, if the accusation were true. I find it extremely doubtful.
> What are the requirements for running majordomo? How much of a load
> does each mailing list add to the system?
I think the primary concern for large or active lists is how quickly
mail passes off your system. That is really where any bottle neck
will be. See if it is possible to ask for clarification about
the cpu usage. My guess is someone mumbled something about "resources"
and someone else reported that as "cpu".
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