[Spambayes] Intermittent SpamBayes crashes
Joel M. Halpern
joel at stevecrocker.com
Thu Nov 24 22:01:16 CET 2005
Thank you for the reply.
What you say matches my expectations.
However, once I stopped passing the email through SpamBayes, the machine
has stopped crashing.
Possibly the problem is whatever was causing the underlying error that
I have tried the machine diagnostics, and nothing appears to be
broken. But I will keep watching for outside problems.
At 03:31 PM 11/24/2005, Tony Meyer wrote:
>>However, it appears that the error handling in SpamBayes causes the
>>server to get so confused that it damages critical parts of the
>>system. At least twice the system memory management tables were
>I find this difficult to believe. SpamBayes isn't doing anything
>unusual, it's just listening/writing to sockets like any other
>network-using software. The worst that can happen is that a Python
>exception is raised and SpamBayes crashes or hangs; there's no way I
>know of that it could effect any other part of the system (other than
>collecting email, since that's done via SpamBayes).
>I suspect that you'll find that the problem continues, and that
>there's a deeper problem somewhere.
>Please always include the list (spambayes at python.org) in your replies
>(reply-all), and please don't send me personal mail about SpamBayes.
>http://www.massey.ac.nz/~tameyer/writing/reply_all.html explains this.
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