[Mailman-Users] Slow Outgoing Queue
haroldp at sierraweb.com
Wed Nov 9 00:33:42 CET 2005
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>> As you can see, nearly an hour elapsed between the time the message
>> approved by a list moderator, and the time Mailman *started* delivery.
>> I would not expect that the MTA is involved in that part of the
>> process, at all.
> Except that the delay is likely because the OutgoingRunner was
> slugishly making its way through the "between 80 and 100 .pck files in
> queue/out at this time", each of which is a separate message to be
Each .pck is a separate email message (to one recipient)? Or each one
is a separate post with many recipients? Is 80-100 items in queue/out
I have another MLM that typically hands messages off to this MTA at
20-30/second, and I wrote it, so I know it isn't fast. :)
Does Mailman send messages out serially?
> The question is why is OutgoingRunner so slow as to create such a
> backlog or perhaps what happened to dump all these messages into the
> queue at once.
Is there any way for me to examine these files? Or do I need to be a
Python programmer for that?
> Also, there could be an issue with the qfiles/out directory being
> physically large even if it only contains a smaller nubmer of entries
> now, although that should only affect storing new queue entries, not
> retrieving them. See the post at
> for more info on this and some other tips too.
Aha! There is one very big file in there. I shall whack it.
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