[Mailman-Users] Problem with archrunner using large %'s of cpu (read faq & archives)

Jon Carnes jonc at nc.rr.com
Fri Oct 31 15:40:11 CET 2003

Well you've pegged it.  That was a bug in version 2.1.2 which is fixed
in 2.1.3.  The patch for 2.1.2 should still be available - you could
probably patch your running system and just leave it at that (an upgrade
will bring the patch in anyway).

Good Luck - Jon Carnes

On Fri, 2003-10-31 at 09:26, Jay West wrote:
> I'm using Mailman 2.1.2 on FreeBSD v4.8-Release, built using the port. MTA
> is sendmail 8.12.8p1
> Very frequently I will see the ArchRunner process using 99+ % of cpu. I have
> searched the archives and found lots of messages about qrunners using large
> percentages of cpu, but they all seem to talk about the fixes being related
> to actual mail processing (sendmail), not archRunner. I am assuming that if
> the problem was mail delivery or reception I would be seeing the large cpu
> use on a different qrunner process. My issue is specific to the archrunner
> process which I don't find much on in the archives/faq.
> I am using a pretty default install, haven't tweaked anything. If it
> helps... here are some possibly germane things:
> 1) I never seem to be able to catch anything in
> /usr/local/mailman/qfiles/archive, but that may be a timing thing, as my
> archives do appear to be getting updated.
> 2) I looked in the /usr/local/mailman/archives/private/*.mbox directories,
> and find listname.mbox at 33mb and listname.mbox.1 at 54mb. Could it be that
> these files are just so big that it takes huge amounts of cpu to add posts
> to these? I'm guessing they are the archives. This gives rise to several
> questions (someone else maintained this setup before I did). Does mailman
> split them (the .1 file), or can I just rename listname.mbox to
> listname.mbox.2 and mailman will have a smaller chunk to deal with?
> Any thoughts? Thanks in advance!!!
> I have another question or two but will post separately for them.
> Jay West
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