[Mailman-Users] mailman minimal (memory) requirements?

Tomasz Chmielewski mangoo at wpkg.org
Mon Jul 3 23:18:38 CEST 2006

Timo Schoeler wrote:


>> You can update it with "really minimal system": I added some more 
>> swap, and mailman started :)
>> So right now, it is:
>> - debian running on a 200 MHz mipsel CPU / 32 MB router (ASUS WL-500G 
>> deluxe)
>> - usb stick with 256 MB swap
>> - system on another USB-stick
>> - it runs apache2, postfix, sshd, openvpn, ez-ipupdate, crond, pppd 
>> and syslog
>> - it acts as a internet gateway to a couple of PCs
>> I wouldn't say that mailman is speedy there - an average operation in 
>> the mailman web interface can take even 10-15-20 seconds.
> hm, that might be python causing paging on the machine; however, maybe 
> if you use a httpd with smaller footprint (lighthttpd, thttpd) this 
> avoids paging and makes the machine faster. just speculation, tho...

I'd gain a megabyte or two, perhaps I could get rid of postfix and 
install something smaller, too, but I'm too lazy :)

>> But the thing that was the most important to me: web archive, works 
>> fast, and on average, it takes less than a second to serve a page.
>> Provided that it's not a PC, but a router with a size of a book, with 
>> filesystem and swap on usb-sticks, I would say it's OK to keep an 
>> archive of a small site.
> MIPS rules ;)

I forgot some numbers:

# free
              total       used       free     shared    buffers     cached
Mem:         29664      25360       4304          0        652       7364
-/+ buffers/cache:      17344      12320
Swap:       255744      33296     222448

Tomasz Chmielewski

Software deployment with Samba

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