[Mailman-Developers] Re: Big problems with stale lockfiles on large list...

Barry A. Warsaw barry@digicool.com
Thu, 3 May 2001 14:41:09 -0400

>>>>> "GT" == Graham TerMarsch <mailman@howlingfrog.com> writes:

    GT> FWIW Barry, this patch appears to have just about completely
    GT> solved our lockfile problems and stalled WWW pages that we
    GT> were having.

    GT> I used to be able to use "ab" (ApacheBench) to pound on one of
    GT> the "subscribe" pages, and could just about guarantee
    GT> stale/dangling lockfiles.  Even at 10 requests total, 5
    GT> concurrently, this problem would appear.  After applying the
    GT> patch, though, I've been able to crank it up to 100 total
    GT> requests, 10 concurrent, and not see any dangling/stale locks.
    GT> Didn't test any further beyond that as it at least identified
    GT> for me that the problem (if it was still around) wasn't
    GT> anywhere near as serious or identifiable as it was previously.

Excellent.  Thanks for the feedback.  I'm definitely warming to a
2.0.5 bug fix release.