[Mailman-Users] sync_members question

robert lojek rlojek at myprimetime.com
Mon Jun 19 18:48:48 CEST 2000

I use the ....mailmail/bin/sync_members function synchronize our mailing
list database with our website's subscribe/unsubscribe database (instead of
managing subscriptions separately).

It works well, with one exception: we're now getting many, many
subscriptions from week to week thanks to big "marketing pushes" (over 100K
in one week), and sync_members is taking incredibly long. I'm showing that
our latest sync_members--which is still running from last week--has sucked
up 65 hours of system time (On an 2-proc E-250. .5GB RAM). During this time,
it's added about 130K names.

Is there a better/faster solution? The sync_members python process is only
using 25% of the CPU, and there's basically 0 i/o wait. Shouldn't it be
bringing my box to its knees?

Any input/wisdom would be appreciated.


Robert Lojek
Jr UNIX  Systems Administration

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