[Mailman-Users] mailman/data directory
Darren.Young at ChicagoGSB.edu
Mon Mar 7 18:01:18 CET 2005
Wow, discard is slow. Locking of the list seems to take quite a bit of time (i/o perhaps) so I am only able to discard around 15 messages a minute. System is heavily loaded as is though. Any way to speed that process up?
From: Mark Sapiro [mailto:msapiro at value.net]
Sent: Sat 3/5/2005 4:47 PM
To: Young, Darren; mailman-users at python.org
Subject: Re: [Mailman-Users] mailman/data directory
Young, Darren wrote:
>What are the heldmsg files in the Mailman data directory? They all seem
>to be held messages for lists, yes?
>On that note, the file in the lists/<listname> directory, called
>request.pck, is that a pointer to all of those files specific to that
Yes, but it contains other requests too such as unconfirmed
subscriptions, unconfirmed address changes, etc.
>Reason I ask, the data directory on our server has 147,000 files in it
>(and it's getting rather large). List admins/moderators have this
>tendency of not tending to pending requests so it seems that what all
>those are. If so, what's the process to manually purge those?
It is not clear from "bin/discard --help" but the file arguments are
the files data/heldmsg-*
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