[Mailman-Users] duplicate post

Richard Barrett R.Barrett at ftel.co.uk
Fri Oct 25 13:01:33 CEST 2002

At 18:02 24/10/2002, sean pambianco wrote:
> > >I'll check the logs.  Question, if qrunner got started via cron before the
> > >previous cron start finished could that possible resend the post to the
> > >list again?
> > >
> > >Sean
> >
> > Not likely. I'd expect any qrunner started by cron while another was still
> > running to log 'Could not acquire qrunner lock' in the $prefix/logs/qrunner
> > log and exit.
> >
> > When these problems occur does anything indicative show up in Mailman's
> > post, smtp, smtp-failure or error logs?
>So then, at any one time there should only be one instance of qrunner
>running on the server?
>I constantly see mulitiple copies of qrunner running on the server.


I'm looking at MM 2.0.13 so things may be different with the 2.0.6 you are 
running but not by much.

Only one instance of the cron launched qrunner should be extant at any one 

 From a quick look at the code, that instance may spawn child processes 
although the only case I can see is in the ToUsenet handler.

It isn't obvious to me that this will lead to Mailman sending out multiple 
copies of a message. Have you been able to observe Mailman doing this in 
your MTA logs?

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