[Mailman-Users] Unshuntable files & Spammed Pending List
tomwoozle at ambrosiasw.com
Wed Feb 2 02:50:37 CET 2005
I noticed recently that the qrunner process on my server was going
really nuts sometimes, and using over 90% of the CPU (causing various
problems). I'm aware of a couple of reasons for this, and understand
that 2.1.5 addresses some such issues.
I am currently running 2.1.2, and want to upgrade to 2.1.5; but I
thought it would be a sensible idea to spring clean a little first,
especially once I found out how much junk I have laying around. I have
42 lists, some are large, some small, some busy some basically dead.
My qfiles/shunt/ directory has over 3800 files, and the bin/unshunt
command doesn't seem to work. It runs for a while then leaves the files
there. I understand the qfile format has changed in 2.1.5, so I wanted
to clear these out. Can I just delete them all? (I'm not worried about
their being being lost or whatnot). Otherwise, why wouldn't unshunt
work? The permissions are all correct (now - I just fixed that).
Additionally, a couple of my lists got spammed, and now have a lot of
pending requests (over 17,000 on one and 3,000 on another). I looked up
how to remove these, but my install lacks a bin/discard utility; I
presume it came in a later install. Is there anyway for me to clear
these up before I upgrade?
Additionally, is there any other steps users would recommend to prevent
such CPU heavy qrunner processes? I heard that archiving more often can
help, is that correct? Any other ideas?
Tom Anthony / Ambrosia Software, Inc.
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