[Mailman-Users] qrunner keeps locking cron

Jon Carnes jonc at haht.com
Fri Nov 2 00:31:20 CET 2001

Are your volumes filing up (do a "df")?  How big are your archives?  If they
have grown very large, then it will take awhile to put each new message into
the archive.  This can slow you down quite a bit.

Jon Carnes
----- Original Message -----
From: "Greg Schnippel" <gschnippel at forumone.com>
To: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 6:00 PM
Subject: [Mailman-Users] qrunner keeps locking cron

> I've been having a lot of trouble with mailman and
> cron recently and I'm wondering if anyone else has
> experienced this or has any ideas..?
> We have several large lists on our server and they
> have run without problem for a couple of years now.
> However, recently it seems that qrunner is locking
> up when it tries to process the queue and in the
> process, it stalls the cron daemon as well.
> The only thing we have been able to do is monitor
> cron, detect when its not working, kill and restart
> the cron process, and then manually run the mailman
> qrunner program. Definitely not optimal.
> There are no errors being reported in either the mailman
> error logs or in the smtp logs.. ??
> Anyone had any problems with qrunner or cron with
> mailman?
> Thanks,
> Greg Schnippel
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