On Fri, 10 Nov 2000, Neil W Rickert wrote:
> "Jeff V. Merkey" <[email protected]> wrote:
> >The problem of dropping connections on 2.4 was related to the O RefuseLA
> >settings. The defaults in the RedHat, Suse, and OpenLinux RPMs are
> >clearly set too low for modern Linux kernels. You may want them cranked
> >up to 100 or something if you want sendmail to always work.
> If a modern Linux kernel requires high load average defaults, I will
> stop using Linux.
It _depends_ on what the kernel is doing.
In my Co. We've our MTA ( PIII 800 ) with LA > 40 often ...
but it's processing a sustained load of 120000 msg/hour.