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From: Mike Kercher
Date: 2005-02-19 11:36:51 -0500
Subject: Re: Miler-ahead & milter-spamc on Fedora Core 3 SMP systems?

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Joe Matuscak wrote:

> I'm in the process of upgrading our mail servers and I've been
> experimenting with milter-ahead and milter-spamc. So far I'm quite
> impressed by both of them.  
> The new systems will be running Fedora Core (3 at the moment) on dual
> processor Compaq DL380s.  Fedora has the newer flavor of gcc that
> does not support the -fvolatile switch. In an earlier discussion on
> this list it was mentioned that the -fvolatile switches fixed a
> problem that occured on SMP systems.  I've been running the milters
> on a test system just handling mail for myself and a couple others.
> So far, everything has behaved fine, but I'm wondering if that will
> continue when the system is handling most of my mail traffic.       
> Anyone using the milters on an SMP system?
> How are they behaving?
> How likely am I to see a problem?

I use milter-sender and MailScanner on many SMP machines.  I wouldn't run
Fedora though.  You might consider running something like CentOS4 if you
want the 2.6 kernel.  Otherwise, CentOS 3.4 would be fantastic for a
production machine.


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