[Mailman-Users] Huge problem (in my opinion) with large lists...

Chuq Von Rospach chuqui at plaidworks.com
Sun Aug 6 19:26:54 CEST 2000

At 12:34 PM -0400 8/6/00, Barry A. Warsaw wrote:

>The SMTPDirect delivery module has some experimental support for
>threading.  If your Python interpreter was built with thread support,
>try playing with MAX_DELIVERY_THREADS in mm_cfg.py (see the comments
>in Defaults.py for details).

I've been looking around this stuff a bit, since it was my idea in 
the first place, and I think lightweight threads won't work well for 
this type of situation. Barry's initial tests showed you didn't 
really get much, and I think it's because, ultimately, you still only 
have one process going.

To do this right's going to require spawning processes (fork/exec), 
not just threads. And that's something where we'll have to sit down 
and have to think through how to best do that.

Chuq Von Rospach - Plaidworks Consulting (mailto:chuqui at plaidworks.com)
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