Subject: Re: Abysmal Mailing List Performance
To: Chris G Demetriou <>
From: Perry E. Metzger <>
List: current-users
Date: 07/03/1996 00:50:36
Chris G Demetriou writes:
> > Most machines end up with a separate sendmail process
> > for every message going through and only queue stuff that can't be
> > delivered instantly, but the NetBSD mail machine is rather weak and
> > can't handle the load that imposes.
> I would not call a 486-50 (not DX/2) with an aha1742, 32M of RAM, and
> relatively fast disks "rather weak."
> Rather, the machine in question is being used for many other services
> (e.g. the NetBSD CVS master respository), and, in my opinion, in
> poorly set up to deal with the load that's being imposed on it.

The point is essentially the same. Sendmail takes up too much resource
on a normal machine. An event driven replacement would be far more
efficient and far faster with lower load.