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Exim - high load on one account but not others

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by s_rage, May 5, 2006.

  1. s_rage

    s_rage Member

    Jan 4, 2005
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    Have been having trouble with exim causing high server loads, but noticed it is specific to one account. I wrote a script, "email_test", that sends 20 emails by repeating the following command 20 times:
    "echo test | /usr/sbin/exim"

    If I log into the server as accta and run the script, all 20 emails go out in less than one second, and the server load does not change.

    But, if I log into the server as acctb and run the script, it takes 12-13 seconds for the emails to go out, and the server load gets higher than 15.

    This is always the case for both of these accounts, no exceptions.

    Anyone have a clue what's going on?
  2. chirpy

    chirpy Well-Known Member

    Jun 15, 2002
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    Go on, have a guess
    No idea why there would be a difference. To control the server load you might want to use the:

    queue_only_load = 4

    line in the first textarea of the exim configuration editor in WHM to force email to the exim queue if the load average is getting too high.

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