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Re: What about the book?

> Gentle Matti,
> As i had already told you, i have succeeded configuring the Zmailer,
> now what i am interested about is *better* documentation in order to
> install it in our busy mail gateways.

	At the moment, no.

	I recall you asked how fast the processing is with ZMailer ?
	You noted that usually the processing delay was about 60 seconds.
	That is true for lightly loaded system, but it is caused by
	various systems checking for new jobs only every 20-30 seconds.
	If they detect new jobs, they are FAST at assimilating, and
	processing every new job there is.
	(Remember:  Latency != low throughput)

	Once the job-list from previous scan has been exhausted, the
	spool area is checked again for possible new jobs, and only if
	no new jobs are there, the router will sleep for 20-30 seconds.

	Then at the scheduler things are different, and the work assimi-
	lation is a bit slower with mandatory delays in between directory
	scans -- but no delays in handling working transporters.

	All in all, this way you can handle way over 1 million messages
	per day without ever getting your system load average very high.

> Do you have better documentation or (better) some book coming up?

	We are looking into it.  Initially there won't be any printed
	books, however text for one may appear presuming we (= my employer)
	agree on hiring technical writer to help me.

	We intend to use Linux-DOC SGML to create it with idea in mind,
	that such base material is easier to turn into a book.
	(And as you may know, Linux-DOC SGML is used to create Postscript,
	 ASCII, as well as HTML representations of the same material.)

> Thanks.
> Enrique Vadillo-
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	/Matti Aarnio <mea@nic.funet.fi>