[Mailman-Users] mailman python process out of control 2.1.2

Benjamin Ash bash at twignation.com
Mon Jun 9 08:50:48 CEST 2003


Thanks for the reply, the mail queue is empty, is there any way to check 
  what mailman is actually doing in this instance,  I have tried 
starting qrunner in verbose mode with the -v switch, there was no extra 
output using verbose with qrunner.

Any ideas what could be causing this, and or how to better diagnose the 



Mark Dadgar wrote:
> Benjamin Ash at bash at twignation.com wrote:
>>It looks like a mailman 2.1.2 process has been running for days, using
>>99% of the cpu.
>>I have restarted the mailman qrunner serveral times, but the python

>>process jumps up immediately to 99%.
>>Any ideas what could be causing this, I am running python 2.2.3, note it
>>was doing the same thing under python 2.1.x
> When I experienced this, it was because htdig barfed doing it's nightly
> thing and cron tried to send 20MB of error messages to the "mailman" mailing
> list.  Python spun for hours and hours trying to process that bad boy.
> Look and see if you have some massive email queued that mailman is trying to
> process.
> - Mark
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