[Mailman-Users] slowness in listing mailing lists?

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Fri Jan 28 19:51:10 CET 2000

On Fri, 28 Jan 2000 12:43:27 -0600 
Roberto Ullfig <rullfig at uchicago.edu> wrote:

> So why would it take so long to display the list of all mailman
> lists that we run? We have about 450 lists and it takes just over
> _1 minute_ for the list of lists to display. 


IIRC the current architecture has MailMan iterating across
~mailman/lists/*, and checking every subdirectory for a valid
config.db file.  Apparently that takes a minute on your server.
There has been some discussion of putting a central list catalogue
in MailMan, removing the need to walk the filesystem to find the
lists, but I haven't seen any motion on that.

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