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From: Mark Martinec (Mark.Martinec+amavis@ijs.si)
Date: Mon Dec 27 2004 - 18:42:05 EST


Richard,

> I'm using Amavisd-new 2.1.2 and SpamAssassin 2.64 from rpm. ...
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Mail/SpamAssassin/PerMsgStatus.pm

You are also using Perl 5.8.0 - you are pushing your luck.
5.8.2 or later would be better.

> I have a peculiar case here, whereby after there is an
> SA TIMED OUT error, amavisd-new died. After a few
> hours, the server load is very high that it's
> impossible to ssh in anymore

> Dec 9 14:36:31 mail1 amavis[30807]: (30807-03) SA
> TIMED OUT, backtrace: at
> /usr/lib/perl5/vendor_perl/5.8.0/Mail/SpamAssassin/PerMsgStatus.pm
> line1405\n\tMail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgStatus::mime_decode_header
> ...Mail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgStatus::get('Mail::SpamAssassin::PerMsgSt
>atus=HASH(0x9d513a4)','Date','UNSET')
>called at /usr/share/spamassassin/20_head_tests.cf,

> Dec 23 17:44:34 mail1 amavis[5649]: (05649-03) SA
> TIMED OUT, backtrace: at
> /usr/share/spamassassin/20_head_tests.cf, rule
> SUB_HELLO, line 1...

These timeout locations are not indicating an obvious problem,
could be just random locations, happining due to a general
system overload, or perhaps are result of some other child process
getting into a cpu-busy state for some reason.

Try running amavisd-nanny one in a while (interactiovely),
it may have something to report.

> I don't understand what's happening here. But one
> thing is, I set the max_servers and postfix
> master.cf's smtp-amavis service to 10. Is it too
> high? I'm using dual pentium 4 with 512MB RAM.

Could well be too high. Try halving the number of processes
just to see how it affects your system throughput.
Could also be due to some early Perl utf8 bug - upgrade the Perl.

  Mark

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