T’nir is being cranky for some reason.
Today I rebooted and logged into the console, only to see that the top 10 processes were all spamassassin.
Not only that, but spamassassing kepy running out of memory, and the Linux kernel (I think) started killing off
httpd processes to free up memory.
It was weird, but any command I entered was delayed about 5 minutes before it was executed.
Then I sat back and hoped all the backed-up mail would get de-spammed over the afternoon.
That seems to have happened, but then I noticed that mail wasn’t getting delivered, so I checked and
postfix, one of the main mail programs, wasn’t running correctly (the master wasn’t running). I restarted
postfixand a lot of mail is now flowing.
Thing is, I’m not sure what’s going on.
It would take time to really dig into it and if I figure it out I will post here.
In the meantime, you may notice tnir experiencing hiccups, with the web server not running or something for a little while at a time.