SpamAssassin (spamd) eating a lot of CPU....
stephen at math.missouri.edu
Wed Jan 24 14:24:22 UTC 2007
Forrest Aldrich wrote:
> Since a recent update of Spamassassin to:
> PORTVERSION= 3.1.7
> PORTREVISION= 3
> 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).
We had this issue. But we assumed that it was an increase in spam on
the internet (perhaps recent MS worms).
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