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poor qmail performance

Discussion in 'Plesk for Windows - 8.x and Older' started by bartu, Mar 31, 2008.

  1. bartu

    bartu Guest

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    Hi,
    i've been expiriencing lately major problem with qmail speed on centralized mail server. It accepts incoming emails (you have to wait a long time for it) and places them in the queue. Problem is, that email are delivered to loacal recipients so slowly that queue keeps growing bigger. I haven't noticed such problem for outgoing emails.

    Form observing top and vmastat i assumed that it's related to HDD work.
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    here's lsof output:
    root@cmail:~# lsof |wc -l
    3579
    root@cmail:~# lsof |grep qmail|wc -l
    586
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    and vmstat output:
    root@cmail:~# vmstat 1 10
    procs -----------memory---------- ---swap-- -----io---- --system-- ----cpu----
    r b swpd free buff cache si so bi bo in cs us sy id wa
    0 6 0 930480 99480 738756 0 0 368 155 119 136 3 1 74 22
    0 6 0 930236 99488 738884 0 0 132 248 211 128 0 0 75 25
    0 5 0 929440 99500 739144 0 0 260 468 305 469 2 0 75 23
    0 4 0 929320 99504 739276 0 0 136 468 241 114 0 0 75 25
    1 4 0 928892 99512 739404 0 0 124 348 232 275 1 0 72 27
    0 2 0 928512 99520 739396 0 0 32 608 203 166 0 0 75 25
    0 4 0 926696 99536 739788 0 0 176 336 359 486 7 1 68 24
    2 2 0 924724 99576 740632 0 0 600 900 377 603 22 1 49 28
    0 3 0 923584 99592 740616 0 0 12 516 203 492 8 2 50 39
    0 4 0 922872 99592 740616 0 0 32 592 226 192 2 0 65 32
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    I've also made a test that showed that qmail is responsible for this
    root@cmail:~# hdparm -t /dev/sda

    /dev/sda:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 20 MB in 3.32 seconds = 6.02 MB/sec
    root@cmail:~# /etc/init.d/qmail stop
    root@cmail:~# /etc/init.d/xinetd stop
    Stopping internet superserver: xinetd.
    root@cmail:~# killall -9 qmail-smtpd
    root@cmail:~# hdparm -t /dev/sda

    /dev/sda:
    Timing buffered disk reads: 366 MB in 3.00 seconds = 122.00 MB/sec
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    I can add that CPU is used mosly on processess like: syslog, spamd, mysql, qmail processes
     
  2. bartu

    bartu Guest

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    please remove this thread becouse i've put it on the wrong forum. It was supposed to be in plesk for linux section (i created a new thread for that)
     
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