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Subject: [linux-help] Very slow sendmail startup
From: bbales <bbales@xxxxxxx>
Date: Sun, 15 May 2005 16:56:37 -0500
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I have Fedora core 3 on my Intel 1.5 GHz laptop.  256MB memory.  It takes 
between six and sixteen minutes to boot up.  Most of the time is watching 
"Starting Sendmail" and "Starting SM-client."

Both of these are run by S80sendmail -- a link to  etc/init.d/sendmail.  I 
put some echo "here I am"s in sendmail and found the machine spent 6-1/2 
minutes doing
/usr/bin/newaliases > /dev/null 2>&1 
and then four minutes doing
daemon /usr/sbin/sendmail $([ "x$DAEMON" = xyes ] && echo -bd) \
                        $([ -n "$QUEUE" ] && echo -q$QUEUE) $SENDMAIL_OPTARG
and then three minutes doing some portion of sm-client.  All the times 

I tried to make some sense out of the newaliases line, but it seems to be a 
732K C program (starts with "ELF").

Even six minutes for a laptop to boot up is too much.  Does anyone have any 

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