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Re: router eating sick amounts of core
On Mon, 25 Dec 1995, David S. Miller wrote:
> Date: Mon, 25 Dec 1995 09:12:49 -0800 (PST)
> From: Tom Samplonius <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> On Mon, 25 Dec 1995, David S. Miller wrote:
> > I recall reading that there are some memory problems when expanding
> > large mailing lists. This site runs about 70 or so majordomo lists,
> > most have over 2,000 subscribers per list. I was hoping that zmailer
> > would make my site humm, but it's just eating a lot of ram and doing
> > worse than sendmail ever did.
> Are you actually using Zmailer for list expansion? or is Majordomo
> doing the expansion?
> Yes, in the end the majordomo lists gets expanded using :include:
> directives in the alias file.
Then read the stuff on "listexpand". Check the *.cf files. I don't
believe that it is used by default, and there are some notes in the *.cf
files to this regard.
> > Or do people suspect memory leakage? I'm using a pretty trustworthy
> > resolver library to link against, so I don't suspect that to be the
> > problem.
> Memory leakage is always possible.
> Try linking with gnumalloc. It could be that your malloc isn't very
> Ok, I'll give this a try. It's funny no one else has seen this under
Probably just the lists. But gnumalloc will make the router consume
less memory anyways (but at the expense of a bit more CPU time).