[Mailman-Users] mailman list qrunner locks getting stuck?

Thomas Hillson hillson at iastate.edu
Thu Jan 17 15:50:35 CET 2002

I am having a serious problem with mailman with lists getting 
apparently corrupted and becoming none functional. The first symptom 
is you try to send a piece of mail to a list and it does nothing. The 
email just disappears into a black hole. There is a record in the 
maillog that them message came into the computer and was destine for 
mailman to process it. It then disappears, there is no record of it 
in the mailman logs and no other mention of it in the maillog. The 
next symptom you find is that you can no longer manage the list. When 
you try to log in either as the manager of the list or as the mailman 
manager the list does not respond to you. You get an error message 
saying "The attempt to load 'Accessing 
URL:http://mailserver/mailman/admin/agsupport/' failed".

After fighting this for a few weeks I found that the problem was due 
to the lock files having a problem. When I check the qrunner log, it 
shows problems with the lock files. If I delete the lock files the 
list goes a head and works again. Is there a known problem with the 
lock files, or is there something I need to look at in the 
configuration of the list or mailman.


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