Re: majordomo

Tom Dyas (
Fri, 12 Jul 96 16:44:35 EDT

> I have tremendous problems getting majordomo to run under Linux,
> kernel 2.0 on a Pentium 133, 16 Mbytes. the resulting error reads: out
> of memory; my swap space is 32 Mbytes.
> Would you have any idea why???

Because it is written in perl and perl scripts like majordomo can
balloon to extremely large sizes on most platforms not just
Linux. Case in point: perl version of the ftp mirror script and

Real life non-Linux example:

No more than 2 majordomo's run at any one time on vger (Sun4/280 w/ 72
MB) since majordomo hogs so much f***in memory.

And don't talk to me about the mirror script ... :( (I did find a C
mirror that works very nicely with only 200 KB in-core. :) )