Slow expireover

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon May 17 09:09:29 UTC 2004


Mike Zanker <mike-sender-6677e0 at zanker.org> writes:
> On 16 May 2004 23:09 -0700 Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:

>> 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.

You'll be able to tell right off if you look at top output while
expireover is running.  If you have no free physical memory and are well
into swap, that's probably the problem.

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