[Mailman-Users] mailman/data directory

Young, Darren 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?

	-----Original Message----- 
	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-*
	Mark Sapiro <msapiro at value.net>       The highway is for gamblers,
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