[Mailman-Users] mailman getting behind (qfiles)

Andrew D. Clark andrew.clark at ucsb.edu
Wed Oct 9 19:19:21 CEST 2002

Same problems for me, and I am running a caching-only named on the box, 
with Exim.
The only item in my qrunner log other than complaining about not being able 
to acquire a lock is newsyslog turning the log file over...
Has anyone had luck in solving this problem through tuning the qrunner 
variables in Defaults.py?  Are there recommended settings for this based on 
how often qrunner runs?

Andrew Clark
Campus Network Programmer
Office of Information Technology
University of California, Santa Barbara
andrew.clark at ucsb.edu (805) 893-5311

--On Wednesday, October 09, 2002 11:17:52 -0400 Jon Carnes <jonc at nc.rr.com> 

> On Wed, 2002-10-09 at 06:17, mailman at tux.org wrote:
>> On Tue, 8 Oct 2002, Wayne Walker wrote:
>> >
>> > So, this thing sits for 15 minutes and reduces the qfiles dir (180 to
>> > 118 in 15 minutes).  Any ideas why it would take longer than that?
>> Is it the same messages always sitting around, or a different bunch
>> every time?  Also, are you positive that it takes the full 15 minutes
>> for qrunner to reduce the queue, or does it perhaps do what it is
>> going to do very quickly, and then bogs down?  Finally, does your
>> qrunner log show anything that might help?
>> The only time I have had a Mailman queue backlog is when there was a
>> bad  message in the queue.  I moved it aside, and the rest cleared out
>> in good time.  The qrunner log was very clear about the problem; one
>> look there, and you may have your answer right away.
>> - Andrew
> I agree with Andrew, but want to add that you should run a caching named
> server on this box. The processing of your mail will speed up
> dramatically.  Also, you should switch to Postfix for the MTA as it does
> a better job of handling undeliverable mail (to sites that have
> unreliable mail servers and poorly setup secondaries).
> - Jon Carnes
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