On Saturday 13 December 2003 11:52 pm, Jaime wrote: > On Sunday, December 14, 2003, at 01:40 AM, Gautam Gopalakrishnan wrote: > > On Sun, Dec 14, 2003 at 12:19:19AM -0500, Jaime wrote: > >> Its probably SpamAssassin, which is run against every incoming > >> message. This causes it to have lots of copies in memory at once and > >> to run/quit very often. I don't think that updating Perl will help (I > >> don't see why a user-space process would interfere with kernel > >> resource > >> management.) and I has updated SpamAssassin several times since the > >> problem began. > > > > You probably know, maybe spamd is better than invoking > > so many perl instances > > This is actually what I'm doing. However, spamd is a perl process. > > zeus:jkikpole>ps auxww|grep spamd > root 822 0.0 3.8 21112 9924 ?? Is Tue09AM 2:15.08 > /usr/local/bin/spamd -a -c -d (perl5.00503) > > Odd.... For once we have less than 5 spamd processes running > concurrently. I guess that is what happens at a public school as > nearly 3am on a Sunday morning. :) >
Well, there is this piece of info in /usr/src/UPDATING 20030904: Between August 9th and August 30th, a bug existed in the i386 virtual memory system which could cause panics under load. Anyone running a kernel built between those dates is advised to update at the earliest possible convenience. As some one suggested earlier, I think you should read the above item very closely. Kent -- Kent Stewart Richland, WA http://users.owt.com/kstewart/index.html _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"