[PATCH] replace call to file(1) with libmagic

Mark Martinec Mark.Martinec+amavis at ijs.si
Wed Jul 23 03:06:05 CEST 2014


> I threw this onto one of my servers to test, and it was working ok.
> I went ahead and threw in onto 3 large production servers. So far no
> issues. I'll follow up if I get some crashs or something.

Thanks. Works fine here as well.

Did compare timings over a couple of hours, and a typical time
for checking a single simple mail part (which is quite common)
dropped from 27 ms down to 4 ms. With more mail parts (or more
demanding files) the obvious advantage diminishes, but is still
favourable towards calling libmagic directly.


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