[Mailman-Users] Re: High CPU Load

Paul H Byerly paul at thcwd.com
Mon May 31 06:21:12 CEST 2004

On 10:43 PM 5/30/2004, mailman-users-request at python.org wrote:
>We're using Mailman 2.1.4, Python 2.3.3, Sendmail & Amavis to support an
>announcement only list of about 40k members on an IBM Netfinity server
>(1 Gb RAM).
>During list activity CPU load will often exceed 90% with the load being
>spread fairly evenly between active qrunners (e.g. command, outgoing &
>virgin runners).

      Are you running the list with personalization on?  That would mean 
40k individual e-mails.  Even then 90% CPU seems high - when I do my 4k 
list it take a while, but does not run that high.  Unless I virus scan the 
lot, then the virus scanner eats the CPU alive.

<>< Paul

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