Re: load average sendmail 5.1a sites
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- Date: Fri, 4 Apr 2003 11:55:25 -0500 (EST)
- From: Martha Driscoll <driscoll@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: load average sendmail 5.1a sites
There are two options in the sendmail config file that can be tweaked
regarding load average:
# load average at which we refuse connections
# load average at which we just queue messages
Those are the settings from our cf. If you are confident that the load
average really isn't that high (ours is under 1, so going up to 12 would
be very painful), then tweak these options.
Changes to the sendmail config file are usually handled through M4, but
I'm not sure how they work on this system (Tru64). You can just edit
the sendmail.cf file and change the settings. Make a copy of the old file
first just in case, then restart sendmail.
I would advise reading the O'Reilly Sendmail book if you are not familiar
Martha Driscoll, Systems Manager
North of Boston Library Exchange (NOBLE)
Ph: 978-777-8844 Fax: 978-750-8472
On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, Rutherford, John (Library) wrote:
> We are a software only site and have
> been experiencing problems with sendmail
> shutting down due to high load averages.
> Innovative said they have seen this is a few
> software only 5.1a sites and thinks its related
> to inaccurate load average reporting. The load
> averages really are not that high. III does not
> see this on 5.1a turnkey systems they have
> installed, so its possibly related to software
> subsets that are installed that they do not
> If any software only/5.1a sites have found
> solutions to this I would appreciate hearing
> from you.
> John Rutherford
> Conn State Univ.
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