Connection Rejected due to Load Average
James G. Sack (jim)
jgsack at san.rr.com
Mon Feb 4 15:02:19 PST 2008
Neil Schneider wrote:
> If it's only momentary and seldom, it shouldn't matter much. Servers should
> resend mail to the server when they get this temporary refusal to connect. I
> may be remembering wrong but I thought Postfix, and maybe sendmail would just
> throttle back until the load average dropped and pass a service temporarily
> unavailable message too.
IANA email-admin but..
Now that I think of it, I remember seeing runaway error message logging
being the cause of such elevated loadavg values.
See if something is spamming your logs.
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