amavisd 2.7.0 and Mail::OpenDKIM

Quanah Gibson-Mount quanah at
Fri Jun 10 19:54:51 CEST 2011

--On Friday, June 10, 2011 6:39 PM +0200 Mark Martinec 
<Mark.Martinec+amavis at> wrote:

>> Wow, that's interesting, and generally I'd expect a C library to be
>> significantly faster than a pure perl module.  I wonder why it's so slow.
> It's probably not that slow. It's just that perl excells in
> processing and I/O on large strings with few operations.
> The Mail::DKIM and amavisd are optimized to take advantage of it.

Ok, good point.

>> :/  Have you passed this on to the author?  They sure seemed
>> to feel their module was significantly faster. :P
> I haven't - (although I remember Vivek Khera and his valuable
> presence on the Postfix ML ever since 2004, and even on the
> amavis list). Feel free to do so if you wish.

Which version of Mail::OpenDKIM you used in the test would also be useful 
information. :)



Quanah Gibson-Mount
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