[Gllug] Sending lots of emails "crashes a server"
trmsw at yahoo.co.uk
Wed Jul 21 13:28:30 UTC 2004
On Wed, 21 Jul 2004 09:51:21 +0100
John Hearns <john.hearns at clustervision.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-07-21 at 09:42, John Hearns wrote:
> > >
> > > What do you have in /proc/sys/fs/file-max?
I have 65000
> > Good thought - I've been tripped up over that one on a mail server.
> > IIRC though, there should be an entry in the logs saying that this
> > has been reached.
Nope, not that I can find, I'll have another look tho'
> Keep an eye on /proc/sys/fs/file-nr and the load average,
> then submit a batch of emails. Don't send them to us, thanks!
2006 780 65000, currently.
Last column is the max, what about the other two? Only the middle one changes when I start new processes.
It seems you might be right that the load climbed until the server stopped responding, and then the user asked for it to be restarted. But there's a whole hour unaccounted for, which I find odd.
Thank you all for the help,
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