How to make Apache (2.2.4) less greedy, or Sendmail less polite?

Olaf Greve o.greve at
Fri May 4 10:49:44 UTC 2007

Hi again,

Hmmm, the load is very high right now, and again mail is not comming  
through. This time, it seems the queue runner is blocking matters.

When checking /var/log/maillog, there are entries for the RX daemon  
having received messages, but also there is this entry:

May  4 12:29:38 servername sm-msp-queue[96724]: runqueue: Skipping  
queue run -- load average too high

Can anyone tell me in which sendmail configuration file or option  
this should be changed (if possible)?

Note: perhaps this can be achieved by the sm-queue daemon options. In  
rc.conf, I have the following settings for sendmail:

mta_start_script="/etc/rc.sendmail"     # Script to start your chosen  
MTA, called by /etc/rc.
# Settings for /etc/rc.sendmail:
#sendmail_enable="NO"                   # Run the sendmail inbound  
daemon (YES/NO).
sendmail_enable="YES"                   # Run the sendmail inbound  
daemon (YES/NO). - (OJG: CHANGED 18-12-2004)
sendmail_flags="-L sm-mta -bd -q30m"    # Flags to sendmail (as a  
sendmail_rx_enable="YES"                # Start the RX daemon
sendmail_rx_flags="-C/etc/mail/ -L sm-mta-rx -bd -qp" #  
Flags to sendmail (RX part - OJG)
sendmail_tx_enable="YES"                # Start the TX daemon
sendmail_tx_flags="-L sm-mta-tx -bd -q15m" # Flags to sendmail (TX  
part - OJG)
#sendmail_submit_enable="YES"           # Start a localhost-only MTA  
for mail submission
sendmail_submit_enable="NO"             # Start a localhost-only MTA  
for mail submission - (OJG: CHANGED 18-12-2004)
sendmail_submit_flags="-L sm-mta -bd -q30m - 
ODaemonPortOptions=Addr=localhost" # Flags for localhost-only MTA
sendmail_outbound_enable="YES"          # Dequeue stuck mail (YES/NO).
#sendmail_outbound_enable="NO"                  # Dequeue stuck mail  
(YES/NO). - (OJG: CHANGED 18-12-2004)
sendmail_outbound_flags="-L sm-queue -q30m" # Flags to sendmail  
(outbound only)
sendmail_msp_queue_enable="YES"         # Dequeue stuck clientmqueue  
mail (YES/NO).
#sendmail_msp_queue_flags="-L sm-msp-queue -Ac -q30m"
sendmail_msp_queue_flags="-Ac -L sm-msp-queue -q10m"  # Flags for  
sendmail_msp_queue daemon.

Any ideas, anyone?


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