[Mailman-Users] What Happened To The Message?

Hunter Hillegas lists at lastonepicked.com
Fri Jun 3 06:57:03 CEST 2005


Thanks for the response.

Yes, the qrunners are running. The qrunner log shows its startup a few days
ago, that is it.

The error log shows no entries from today.

The locks log is empty as well.

The qfiles/shunt directory contains a few items but they all belong to
another list (and they are all about 6 months old).

The other qfile directories are empty.

I am reading through that FAQ entry again. A bit more background... This
list was setup about a month ago. I've sent to it successfully twice, as
recently as last week. We haven't upgraded MM or changed the list setup.

I can understand it taking a long time to process since the list is so large
but I guess I would expect to see a log entry, a lock, a qfile... Something
to indicate that the message didn't disappear into the ether.


> From: Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>
> Organization: Not Very Much
> Date: Thu, 2 Jun 2005 21:46:20 -0700
> To: Hunter Hillegas <lists at lastonepicked.com>, Mailman
> <mailman-users at python.org>
> Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] What Happened To The Message?
> Hunter Hillegas wrote:
>> I posted to one of my lists. This list contains 265,000 members. It is an
>> announce only list.
>> I can see the mail server got the post:
>> Jun  2 22:43:55 myhost postfix/local[31186]: D6C0D250778:
>> to=<mylist at mail.myhost.com>, orig_to=<mylist at mail.myhost.com>, relay=local,
>> delay=1, status=sent ("|/usr/local/mailman/mail/mailman post mylist")
>> So, I go to look at Mailman's 'post' file and the last entry is from a few
>> days back. Nothing related to this post at all.
>> Also, nothing ever hit the archives.
>> Is there something in between postfix getting/delivering the message and
>> Mailman posting it?
> Pretty much everything. The 'post' log isn't written until SMTPDirect
> delivers the outgoing message(s) to the outgoing MTA.
>> Could it still be churning on something? I don't see
>> Python using hardly any CPU.
> Are all the qrunners running?
>> How can I determine what happened?
> Look in the 'error' log, look in the 'locks' log, look in the qrunner
> log, look in the qfiles/shunt directory. Look in the other qfiles/*
> directories. See FAQ article 3.14
>> Mailman FAQ: http://www.python.org/cgi-bin/faqw-mm.py
> --
> Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
> San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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