[linux-elitists] AOL says goodbye to AT&T/Comcast and residential mail spools
Karsten M. Self
Sun Apr 13 23:09:50 PDT 2003
on Mon, Apr 14, 2003 at 02:53:04PM +1000, Martin Pool (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> On 14 Apr 2003, "Karsten M. Self" <email@example.com> wrote:
> > First, remember that load average *isn't* a measure of CPU demand.
> > It's a measure of how many jobs are in the current run queue. Which
> > includes jobs that are blocked for IO.
> Think about this a bit more. :-)
Not sure where you're going with that, but the specific issue I had in
mind was SA child processes waiting on the results of a DNS query (e.g.:
RBL lookup, etc.).
And in the context of the current AOL issue: RBL lookups are one of
several factors that SA looks at, with the weighting being based on
actual corpuses of spam and ham, and on the actual predictive value of a
given observable characteristic.
Karsten M. Self <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
What Part of "Gestalt" don't you understand?
"You don't have to pretend to be interested in me you know," said
Marvin at last, "I know perfectly well I'm only a menial robot."
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