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After deploying qmail, my server load averages jumped from under 1.0 to over 2.5, is this normal? It seems that qmail-smtpd is the culprit

Nov 21st, 2001 03:12
Alessandro Ranellucci, Rob B,

This means that your queue is corrupted.
First, stop qmail.
Then, delete /var/qmail/queue/lock/trigger and run queue-fix (a little 
utility that automatically checks and  repairs qmail's queue). Then 
start qmail.
You can download queue-fix from