[Mailman-Users] Importing large archives ... design limit hit, and possible bug

Scott Courtney courtney at 4th.com
Sun Jun 2 07:30:42 CEST 2002

On Sunday 02 June 2002 12:26 am, Jon Carnes wrote:
> On Saturday 01 June 2002 09:35 pm, Scott Courtney wrote:
> > I am trying to import large numbers of messages (several hundred, to as
> > many as 900 for one of my lists) into Mailman from mbox files. I can only
> > do about 80 at a time with the "arch" program.
> Interestingly enough, I imported about 6000 messages using "arch" on
> Mailman v2.010 just  a few months ago.  All in one shot.  It took about 10+
> minutes but it worked beautifully
> The limitation you are suffering my be due to your machine/memory/available
> disk space/etc... It could even be your version of Python.

Strange. My machine has:

* 1 gigabyte memory installed, over 300 megabytes currently free
* over 10 gig free on /home, which is where I'm running "arch"
* Python 2.2.1, which I believe is fairly current because I just installed
  it last week from one of python.org's mirrors

Does anything here sound too "light" for this? I am beginning to suspect it
has something to do with certain messages, though that "wall" at 80 messages
seems to be fixed, because I can duplicate it on multiple mbox files.


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