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Zbigniew Szalbot wrote:
> Hi Bill and all,
>>> So I am wondering it it is OK for me to limit the spamd user to how much
>>> CPU power it can get? I saw in the Handbook that it is possible to limit
>>> resources per user. Do you think it is a good thing to do? Will I be
>> better
>>> off limiting spamd user or will it make the situation worse because SA
>>> will/may choke? Many thanks for any advice you can give me. I really
>>> appreciate it!
>> The most typical method of handling this would be nice(1) (see the man
>> page for details).
> Thanks - I will do some reading.
>> Also, I'm not clear as to what problem you're tyring to solve.  High load
>> on a busy server certainly isn't a problem, so where is the problem?
> The problem that sometimes, though for a very short period of time, the
> load goes above 14.

The load is roughly a combination of resources programs are waiting for,
and that doesn't necessarily have to be CPU cycles, but something else
could be your bottleneck, like disk IO.

I suggest finding the real problem. You could throttle sendmail (or any
MTA) a bit by lowering the point where it starts temp-failing email
(with an 450), but that's just a workaround.

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