[Mailman-Users] Problems using populate_new_list
Christopher G. Petrilli
petrilli at amber.org
Fri Feb 5 17:09:31 CET 1999
On Fri, Feb 05, 1999 at 05:05:25PM +0100, Harald Meland wrote:
> [Christopher G. Petrilli]
> > I'm getting problems adding peopel to the list... using
> > populate_new_list.... did I miss something somewhere?
> > File "/home/mailman/Mailman/Utils.py", line 147, in DeliverToUser
> > if not os.fork():
> > OSError: [Errno 35] Resource temporarily unavailable
> os.fork() seems to raise and OSError exception, saying some resource
> is unavailable. I guess populate_new_list forks off one "send welcome
> text" process for each user you're adding, and your machine runs out
> of memory or filehandles or whatever.
Well, I'd buy this, except...
the machine it's running on:
2 x PentiumPro/200-512K
And it there are no limits imposed on the mailman user on this
machine... so... also it's just not that many users honestly. It seemed
like if I added more than 25-30, it would blow up.
> Maybe populate_new_members should catch this exception, go to sleep
> for a while (until the spawned delivery processes are (most probably)
> done) and then try to resume?
That sounds better, or... throttle to a certain number per second... I
don't THINK there's any way to control speed of process creation v.
number of processes.
> For now, however, you should be able to get away with splitting up the
> list of subscribers you're trying to add, and add them a chunk at a
That's what I did.
| Christopher Petrilli
| petrilli at amber.org
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