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  • Shouldn't happen (Score:3, Informative)

    by Matts (1087) on 2003.05.22 6:40 (#20402) Journal
    If it's happening it's a bug. Find out what mails caused it to slow down and submit a bug report and attach the mails in question.

    And turn off network checks. They can be very slow.

    And make sure you're using the latest release. There are often a number of timeout (network check related) fixes in each release. And we test the other rules extensively for performance issues.

    SpamAssassin is slow, but it really shouldn't kill your box.
    • If it's happening it's a bug. Find out what mails caused it to slow down and submit a bug report and attach the mails in question.

      Oh, that didn't even occur to me. I'll try to watch spamassassin more carefully and see whether particularly slow runs can be pinned down on certain messages. This morning I had the impression that it was simply due to the fact that about 100 messages were to be processed (in 'top' one spamd process was quickly replaced by a new one; so each single run appeared to be pretty f
      • Another thing to try is leave on the network checks that work well, and turn the rest off (set their score to zero).

        I'd list the ones I think you should leave on, but I'm lazy :)
    • What kills SpamAssassin dead, or at least cripples my box, is when Vipul's Razor is off-line for some reason. That's the thing that makes the spamd processes stack up really badly. Not SpamAssassin's fault, definitely, though it does (or did) have issues not really timing out the way it should. (Which may well have been an issue with my box, for all I know)

      Procmail filtering the known-good (or known-bad--support@microsoft.com and big@boss.com) stuff so SpamAssassin has less to deal with is always a good th