[Esd-l] Limiting the number of procmail processes

Mark_Saunders Mark_Saunders at piucorp.com
Sat Jul 27 08:30:01 PDT 2002

One possible option may be to set the nice level in the script.
...I'm not certain off the top of my head how this would be done, though :(

Kevin Halverson wrote:

> Could anyone tell me how I can limit the number of procmail processes
> that can be created by sendmail?
> I'm running John Hardin's E-mail Sanitizer on my mail server, and it's
> working great, but it causes sendmail to spawn too many processes when
> there's a large number of e-mails, which is really killing the system.
> Sendmail doesn't recognize these processes as children of itself, so I
> can't control it with MaxDaemonChildren.
> I've tried disabling the macro checking, but there's such a high volume
> of e-mail on the server that it still runs out of processes.
> I'm sure other people have run into this, but I didn't find anything in
> the archives.
> Thank you in advance for your responses.
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