Debian Bug report logs - #581443
mimedefang: /etc/default/mimedefang provides too-low memory limits

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Package: mimedefang; Maintainer for mimedefang is Christoph Martin <>; Source for mimedefang is src:mimedefang.

Reported by: "brian m. carlson" <>

Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 02:15:02 UTC

Severity: minor

Found in version mimedefang/2.67-3

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From: "brian m. carlson" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: mimedefang: /etc/default/mimedefang provides too-low memory limits
Date: Thu, 13 May 2010 02:12:59 +0000
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Package: mimedefang
Version: 2.67-3
Severity: minor

In /etc/default/mimedefang, several options are provided to control the
behavior of the daemon and slaves, most of which are commented out.  The
MX_MAX_RSS is commented-out, but the value is 10000 kB.  On amd64, this
is insufficient for all but the smallest email messages.  I had
uncommented this because I was having a problem with excessive memory
usage (due to my bad programming in the filter), but found that several
messages were unnecessarily being rejected because the slaves had run
out of memory.

I'm not sure what a better choice would be, but I've used 100000 kB,
which seems to work for my purposes.  You will probably want to change
MX_MAX_AS to something a little larger, too.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
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Kernel: Linux 2.6.32-5-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
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