Sendmail refuses to accept mail when load average is high.
Last updated on JULY 29, 2016
Applies to:Solaris Operating System - Version 8 6/00 U1 to 10 9/10 U9 [Release 8.0 to 10.0]
Sendmail refuses to accept mail when machines load average is high.
By default, sendmail (All versions) will refuse mail connections
when load average rises above 12. Load average can be seen with the
unix command "/usr/bin/uptime".
11:32am up 1 day(s), 23:13, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.08, 0.09
0.07 = 1 minute
0.08 = 5 minutes
0.09 = 15 minutes
This can be a problem with multiprocessor machines where load averages
can reach in the high teens without any problem in processing performance.
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