[Mailman-Developers] Access to admin page times out - what to do?

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Wed, 13 Dec 2000 22:56:21 -0800

On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 00:47:22 -0500 
John A Martin <jam@jamux.com> wrote:

> Access to a Mailman 2.0 list times out without the browser
> displaying anything.  This list has more than 450 held messages
> amounting to 8MB in mailman/data.  How should this be repaired
> without disrupting this or other lists?  It looks like another
> list on the same host with about 50 held messages amounting to
> about 700KB can be accessed OK while another with 290 messages
> amounting to 3MB cannot.

One of two problems:

  1) A stale lock file in ~/locks
  2) It really is a timeout (unlikely).

For the #1 remove the locks in ~/locks.  If it really is the latter,
move some of the held messages (~/heldmsg-<listname>-*) off to the
side, and they try accessing the admin interface again.

J C Lawrence                                       claw@kanga.nu
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