Page faults every few days

Gautam Gopalakrishnan ggop at
Sat Dec 13 22:42:08 PST 2003

On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 12:19:19AM -0500, Jaime wrote:
> On Sunday, December 14, 2003, at 12:10  AM, paul beard wrote:
> >On Dec 13, 2003, at 8:50 PM, Jaime wrote:
> >>current process         = 26642 (perl5.00503)
> >
> >any idea what perl-based job is running and if moving to a newer perl 
> >version would have any effect at all?
> 	Its probably SpamAssassin, which is run against every incoming 
> message.  This causes it to have lots of copies in memory at once and 
> to run/quit very often.  I don't think that updating Perl will help (I 
> don't see why a user-space process would interfere with kernel resource 
> management.) and I has updated SpamAssassin several times since the 
> problem began.

You probably know, maybe spamd is better than invoking 
so many perl instances


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