[Mailman-Developers] CPU usage again

Barry A. Warsaw barry@zope.com
Sun, 21 Oct 2001 15:25:21 -0400

>>>>> "BG" == Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org> writes:

    BG> How big are your .mbox files in the mailman/archives/private/*
    BG> directories?  I had the exact same problem until I turned off
    BG> internal archiving; once my .mbox files got too big, the
    BG> ArchRunner took up 100% of the CPU and took hours to run.

    BG> Try turning on external archiving and switching to Hypermail.
    BG> It's a better archiver anyway.

I can't dispute that there are better archivers than Pipermail, but
I'd still like to know why Pipermail/ArchRunner takes up so much cpu,
and that only occasionally.

Did you see my timing tests on a list with a 280MB .mbox file?  It
wasn't nearly that bad.