SpamAssassin (spamd) eating a lot of CPU....

Forrest Aldrich forrie at
Wed Jan 24 04:16:19 UTC 2007

Since a recent update of Spamassassin to:


I've noticed that each email that gets scanned causes the process to eat 
up 80+% of the CPU time, and it's slow...

I'm not really sure what changed.

Likewise, when I start it up for the first time, I see:

[ top output ]
49106 root        1 106    0   290M   267M RUN    0   0:17 *98.52%* 

I have a Dell system here, and it cranks up the fan every time a message 
comes in now, with the recent spamd.

Curious if anyone else has had these issues, etc.

The system is not otherwise active, so I'm certain it's not a resource 
issue (or constraint thereof).


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