Fernando Costa de Almeida wrote:

Hi all,

I'm having some problems trying to upgrade my vpopmail 5.2 to 5.4.0. The
compilation goes well (no errors at this stage), but after the
instalation, just a few minutes later, the load of the server begins to
get high, very high... :-(. When issuing a top, I see a lot of process
of vdelivermail eating all cpu resources:

I bet you now have quota support enabled, and you did not before. That means that the first time vdelivermail attempts to deliver mail to an account it must scan all the existing mail to determine the file space being used.

You can either disable quota support, or just live with it. Once everyone has received their first new email their disk usage information will be cached, and the number of full directory scans will go way down.

It is bad at first because every new message is to a user without cached disk usage information.


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