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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 <tom@uniserve.com>
>    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 
>    efficient.
> Ok, I'll give this a try.  It's funny no one else has seen this under
> SunOS4.1.3_U1

  Probably just the lists.  But gnumalloc will make the router consume 
less memory anyways (but at the expense of a bit more CPU time).