[Mailman-Users] Newbie: New installation -- terrible load average

Benedikt Carda carda at two-wings.net
Sat Sep 27 14:44:00 CEST 2003


I have newly installed mailman (2.1.2) on my RedHat 9.0 system (with 
sendmail). Every time I start the qrunner daemon 
(/usr/local/mailman/bin/mailmanctl start) the daemon uses 99% of CPU 
time. This is how command "top" looks like:

>  12:44:22  up 54 min,  1 user,  load average: 1.00, 1.02, 0.94
> 62 processes: 59 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
> CPU states:  87.0% user  13.0% system   0.0% nice   0.0% iowait   0.0% idle
> Mem:   497636k av,  312156k used,  185480k free,       0k shrd,   16288k buff
>                     113272k actv,     204k in_d,     848k in_c
> Swap: 1012052k av,       0k used, 1012052k free                   32028k cached
>  1384 mailman   25   0  4800 4800  1932 R    99.9  0.9  17:19   0 python
>     1 root      15   0   492  492   440 S     0.0  0.0   0:03   0 init

Anyhow there is absolutely no load as this is only a test installation. 
I have created only two mailing lists (the mailman list and a second 
one) and I have only subscribed five users. There are no mails sent, and 
nothing else. I am running python 2.2.2-26.

I have no idea what can be wrong and what I should do to correct this. I 
looked for the problem in the mailing list archives but high load 
average and CPU time consumption always seems to be connected with two 
main problems (heavy loaded lists and the lock-problem) but both are not 
applicable in that case (as locks are created correctly and removed 
correctly and also the logs do not report any errors).

Any advice given would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.


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