[Mailman-Users] Help please!!

Marc MERLIN marc_news at valinux.com
Fri Sep 21 23:54:40 CEST 2001

On Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 02:25:26PM -0400, Tania Rodriguez wrote:
> Hi 
> I'm running Mailman-2.1a2 and I got a big problem. I have a mailing list called "modulos" and everything seemed to be ok, you know, every single message was well delivered, but today I got an alarm from my monitoring system... THERE WERE NO INODES LEFT!!! in the partition where Mailman is installed
> There were about 30000 files named like this heldmsg-modulos-99999.txt they started creating since 3 days ago, located in /usr/local/mailman/data The content of this files is:
> >From MAILER-DAEMON at myhost.org.mx Mon Sep 17 11:43:38 2001
> Can anyone tell me why happened this?

Sure: something is spamming your modulos list, but the headers do not
contain the list name, so messages are held.
You then have either no list admin for that list, or whoever is list admin
is not acting on the admin messages, so more messages pile up until you run
out of inodes

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