[Mailman-Users] Mailman on UML?

John Dennis jdennis at redhat.com
Thu Feb 3 19:48:47 CET 2005

On Thu, 2005-02-03 at 12:53 -0500, Todd Slater wrote:
> I'd be interested in knowing if anybody is successfully using Mailman
> under User Mode Linux and what sort of specs this requires. I am trying
> it with 64MB RAM and have memory errors, but I'm also running Apache and
> Dovecot for IMAP mail. httpd and python seem to use the most memory.
> That's running on Fedora Core 2.
> FAQ 1.24:
> In theory, Mailman should work on any hardware/operating system that
> fully supports the current version of Python (e.g., 2.3), and includes
> compatible web and mail servers. This does include virtual machine
> configurations.

I believe you're assumption is correct, mailman should run fine in a
virtual machine. When you say you're getting memory errors I assume you
meant you've exhausted virtual memory and swap space in your VM, if
that's correct I don't think there is much you can do aside from improve
your VM. I don't personally have any experience with UML but I can tell
you that virtualization is getting a lot of attention here of late and
the preferred technology is Xen, not UML, info on Xen can be found here:

John Dennis <jdennis at redhat.com>

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