[Mailman-Users] Data directory/bounce-events-* files?
ler at lerctr.org
Mon Apr 18 19:14:25 CEST 2005
On Monday 18 April 2005 12:11 pm, Dan D Niles wrote:
> Larry Rosenman writes:
> > On Monday 18 April 2005 02:10 am, Jim Tittsler wrote:
> > > On Apr 15, 2005, at 12:22, Larry Rosenman wrote:
> > > > I have 178MEG of bounce-events-* files in my /data directory.
> > > >
> > > > Should these files be hanging around?
> > >
> > > No. It sounds like either:
> > > - your bounce queue runner isn't running
> > It had been crashing, due to the Python 2.4.* issues. Now fixed.
> My bounce queue runner dies so often that I had to change MAX_RESTARTS
> from 10 to 100. I also have a script that restarts mailman every day.
> I've had the bounce runner die as often as 41 times in one day.
It's Mailman 2.1.5 not totally liking some tightening of the strftime()
argument checking in Python 2.4+
> Was the issue causing the bounce runner to crash fixed in a newer
> version of python? If so, what version was the fix introduced in?
It's fixed in **MAILMAN** 2.1.6RC, or you can look back at last weeks archives
of this list for a patch (I needed to patch one of the CGI's as well).
> Are the extra files a result of the bounce runner crashing, or a
> result of me restarting Mailman every day?
> > > I'd be inclined to just delete the old bounces (since some of them may
> > > be stale by now) and restart Mailman.
> What determines if they are stale? I don't understand the details of
> the way the bounce events are handled. I think that every 15 minutes
> (by default) Mailman processes the pending bounce events, but what
> determines what events are pending? Does mailman keep a list of those
> somewhere? Or does Mailman just look for files named
I'd like to get the answer to this as well (I've cleaned up the mess at the
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