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From RW <>
Subject Re: SA-3.3.2 options max-spare and max-children doesn't work as i expect
Date Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:03:48 GMT
On Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:49:13 +0200
Marcin Mirosław wrote:

> Hello list!
> I'm playing with options min-spare,max-spare,min-children and
> max-children, I'd like to save memory on my vps. So I'd like to have
> one children awaiting for connection from MTA, when MTA receives more
> emials in short time I'd like SA to spawn more children
> (max-children=6). I thinks it's enough to have zero (or one) spare
> children in my case. I'm starting spamd with such parameters:
> ... --min-spare=0 --max-spare=1 -m 6

You can't use min-spare less than 1, if you do it gets adjusted to 1. 

spamd only adjusts the number of children when it's out of bounds. If
you had min-spare=0 then a state with no spare children would be in
bounds and there would be no mechanism to increase the number of

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