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bio website speedcoding.net
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seen Feb 17 at 11:02

IT entrepreneur, web+app developer/designer.


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Feb
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revised sendmail - make sure an email is sent
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comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
although the problem isn't totally resolved yet, your answer has been very helpful, so thank you
Feb
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Feb
10
comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
well, the situation seems to be that mysql is the culprit... but i don't know if it's because someone is at the website, or if there could be some backup process in the background somewhere... anyway, it seems pointless to refuse mail handling when the cpu is only using around 10% cpu power, so i decided to change the sendmail config files instead
Feb
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asked sendmail - make sure an email is sent
Feb
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comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
@drone.ah now when load average is about 80, mysqld has 5-15% cpu usage... other than that there is only apache, ssh and top going on
Feb
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comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
the really strange thing is that the load average doesn't seem to be mails that are actually being sent... is it possible that spammers try to use the smtp server from the outside?
Feb
9
comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
there are only 15 mails (/var/spool/mqueue-client (10 requests)+/var/spool/mqueue (5 requests)), at the same time as i got this process running: sendmail: MTA: rejecting connections on daemon MSP-v4: load average: 50
Feb
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comment finding out what causes high sendmail load average
using top there is basically no activity at all... mysql is using less than 5% cpu... yet, at the same time this process is going on: sendmail: MTA: rejecting connections on daemon MSP-v4: load average: 49
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