[Mailman-Users] run_queue just hangs...

Harald Meland Harald.Meland at usit.uio.no
Sun Jun 6 00:02:39 CEST 1999

[Dave Cinege]

> Mail man seems to be running OK now, but 'run_queue' does nothing but
> hang eveytime cron runs it. I woke up this morning a 'ps' tree full of them.
> I can't find and error's directly and if I run it as the mailman user (list) it
> does nothing. The most I can get is this when I Ctrl-C out.
> Traceback (innermost last):
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/cron/run_queue", line 31, in ?
>     OutgoingQueue.processQueue()
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/OutgoingQueue.py", line 88, in processQueue
>     lock_file.lock()
>   File "/usr/lib/mailman/Mailman/flock.py", line 182, in lock
>     time.sleep(self.sleep_interval)
> KeyboardInterrupt
> Eh? It's sleeping on a lock file??

Locking failed, so the module does a sleep() before trying to lock

>From your signature, I guess you're running Linux, so you could try
"strace"ing run_queue to see what goes wrong with the locking.

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