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Re: Spammassassin is slow on poll_dns_idle and tests_pri_500 tests

From: escalera <josep_at_nospam>
Date: Mon Oct 25 2010 - 18:25:08 GMT
To: users@spamassassin.apache.org

Thanks
This solved my problem.

Mark Martinec wrote:
>
> On Sunday 24 October 2010 14:34:04 escalera wrote:
>
>> Fol all messages, spamassassin takes 14++ seconds. Version: 3.3.1
>> Debuging it, the times are:
>> Oct 24 14:03:20 email spamd[22477]: timing: total 14237 ms -
>> read_scoreonly_config: 4 (0.0%),
>> signal_user_changed: 6 (0.0%),
>> parse: 6 (0.0%),
>> extract_message_metadata: 80 (0.6%),
>> get_uri_detail_list: 6 (0.0%),
>> tests_pri_-1000: 5 (0.0%),
>> tests_pri_-950: 2 (0.0%),
>> tests_pri_-900: 2 (0.0%),
>> tests_pri_-400: 2 (0.0%),
>> tests_pri_0: 327 (2.3%),
>> check_dkim_signature: 2 (0.0%),
>> check_dkim_adsp: 52 (0.4%),
>> check_spf: 52 (0.4%),
>> poll_dns_idle: 13355 (93.8%),
>> check_dcc: 1.14 (0.0%),
>> [...]
>>
>> As you can see, the most time is on poll_dns_idle and tests_pri_500
>> tests.
>> Any idea that what appends?
>> How to dissable those tests?
>
> The poll_dns_idle is just a state where SpamAssassin is waiting for
> DNS replies to come in or a timeout to expire. Apparently at least
> some (if not all) of your DNS queries are not being answered.
> Typically these are RBS or URIDNSBL tests, so perhaps one of the
> queried black/white-lists is down, or some perhaps there is a
> DNS resolver problem at your site.
>
> The 14+ (15) seconds timeout comes from your 'rbl_timeout' setting.
> You may decrease this value, perhaps down to 6 seconds, if your
> DNS resolving is otherwise reasonably fast.
>
> Nevertheless, you should investigate which DNS query is stalled
> by adding a '--debug=async' debug area to you spamd or spamassassin,
> e.g.:
>
> $ spamassassin -D timing,async -t <test.msg
>
>
> Mark
>
>

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