On one of our debian squeeze servers, we use a setup of postfix + amavis + dovecot as mailserver. Spamassassin is part of amavis.
Once a day, the process "sa-learn" is started. It is part of spamassassin, training the bayesian filter for it. A good thing, but unfortunately, it exhausts the servers ressources dramatically - the load goes up from 0.5 to 12, the server becomes unresponsive. I have to kill the sa-learn process.
What can I do about it? Is there any chance to make sa-learn behave nice? If there isn't, where can I disable sa-learn? (I did not find any cron start script - the only reference to sa-learn I found is in /usr/sbin/amavisd-new-cronjob, which I commented out with no effect.