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From "Daryl C. W. O'Shea" <>
Subject Re: spamd keeps running at 99% CPU until i kill the process
Date Mon, 03 Sep 2007 22:07:27 GMT
Richard Hobbs wrote:
> Hello,
> Michael Parker wrote:
>> Richard Hobbs wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> Could the size of "bayes_seen" and "bayes_toks" be causing this timeout?
>> No, those aren't really that big, but it does look like you have an
>> expiration problem.
> I've heard that this file should be around 10MB on a "standard" system,
> so surely 80MB is huge?


> Also, our mail server deals with around
> 1000-1500 emails per day, and is a single-CPU Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.26GHz
> with 512MB RAM - should this be able to cope?


> Well, i've just run "sa-learn --force-expire" manually, and despite
> saying it had removed a whole load of entries from the database, the
> bayes_toks and bayes_seen files are still the same size (80MB and 10MB,
> respectively).

They're sparse files, so they're not going to shrink in reported size.


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