Slow expireover

Mike Zanker mike-sender-6677e0 at
Mon May 17 09:01:04 UTC 2004

On 16 May 2004 23:09 -0700 Russ Allbery <rra at> wrote:

> That does seem kind of slow.  Usually expire is the one that takes a
> long time.  But it's not all that surprising.  Here's my server,
> which is an Ultra 2 with much faster A1000 SCSI disk:

My Ultra 10 has IDE and the IDE interface isn't one of the fastest 
around :(

> One possibility is that you're running into memory thrashing issues,
> since expireover does query the history file to see if an article is
> still present in the spool, and the history file is a huge memory hog.

Entirely possible - it only has 256MB RAM. I'll scrounge some spare and 
see if it makes any difference.



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