[Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem
rechlin at ca.stilo.com
Wed Aug 11 17:50:06 CEST 2004
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert Echlin" <rechlin at ca.stilo.com>
To: "David Relson" <relson at osagesoftware.com>
Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 2004 11:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "David Relson" <relson at osagesoftware.com>
> Cc: <mailman-users at python.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 2004 7:38 PM
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] BIG discard problem
> > On Tue, 10 Aug 2004 18:22:06 -0500
> > Eric Schmitz wrote:
> > > Go to the mailman/data directory, and delete all
> > > heldmsg-yourlistname-*.pck files. Then go to your admindb page. You'll
> > >
> > > probably still see the listing of all the thousands of held messages.
> > > Click "submit all data", and they should disappear.
> > >
> > > *Use at your own risk*! This feels like something of a hack to me,
> > >
> > > but you seem a little desperate. ;-)
> > >
> > > -Eric Schmitz
> > With 2.1.5 there's a "Discard all messages marked Defer" checkbox. I use
> > that, followed by the "Submit All Data" button. Seems that's all that's
> > needed.
> Thanks, David, Eric, and Brad.
> My problem is that this page *never* appears. It doesn't seem to time out
> either, at over 20 minutes. The Python process keeps getting bigger until
> is using about 200M of RAM, then it fluctuates by 5 or 10M. And while it
> running you can't open another window on any admin activity on that list.
> And some people thought I was overspecifiying by getting 1GB or RAM in
> server! <grin>
> I'm going to start it up again, and see if it finishes after 2 or three
> hours, or times out.
The page timed after about 15 minutes, and the python process disappeared.
So I deleted the mailman/data/heldmsg-yourlistname-*.pck files - and I had
to delete them in stages, as the infamous "Argument list too long" message
And now I tried again and it timed out again after another 15 minutes.
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