[Mailman-Users] Mailman / Sendmail horribly slow performance.. suggestions please?!?

Richard Barrett r.barrett at ftel.co.uk
Sun Aug 24 22:36:36 CEST 2003

On Sunday, August 24, 2003, at 12:51  am, Andrew Falgout wrote:

> I'm currently running mailman-2.0.13-1 eith sendmail-8.11.6-25.72.   
> Posts
> are processed very fast, but delivery is more than slow.  It takes 1-2
> minutes per post to delivery mail.  Evaluating what is going on in the
> queue is a little more than cumbersome.  Over the course of 3-4 days  
> mails
> have been piling up in the qfiles directory to the tune of 4000 mails  
> and
> waiting.  There are mails 3 days old waiting to go out.  I'm looking  
> for
> ways to evaluate what is in the queue, why it's in the queue, and how  
> to
> tell qrunner to report more information on what it's thinking.  Like
> perhaps the msgid of the email it's trying to process at this time.
Are you using the local sendmail instance as the outgoing SMTP server?

Regardless, what do the Mailman post, smtp and smtp-failure logs show  
about mail being handled by the system. How does this tie in with the  
MTA's mail log.

If your outgoing mail is being handled by the local sendmail MTA then I  
would normally expect Mailman to handoff to the MTA without much delay.  
If MM is having problems handing off to sendmail then you might find  
some evidence of this in the smtp-failure log.
> --  
> Thank You,
> Andrew
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