[Mailman-Users] Performance on mailman
brad at shub-internet.org
Mon Oct 30 01:00:55 CET 2006
At 5:22 PM -0500 10/29/06, Peter Kofod wrote:
> I wouldn't even have started looking in to it if it wasn't that the
> system was so unresponsive.
That's not unusual. Most systems get completely ignored unless there
is some sort of catastrophic problem.
> It literally took 20 minutes to get a login prompt via ssh today.
> This was with no mail being processed. The only way it gets quick
> again is when I kill the pid for mailmanctls and all her "kids".
> Something is bogging it down and it's not the MTA (postfix) or
> apache, since it is still slow after I kill those as well.
From what you've said so far, it seems likely that Mailman is somehow
involved in whatever problems you're having, but it's hard to say
whether it's an innocent bystander that is suffering from collateral
damage caused by something else, or if Mailman is actually the root
cause (or one of the root causes).
> Any thoughts on what it means when the process is in a wa (wait?)
> state as opposed to id (idle?).
You'd need to have experience in kernel and thread programming on
your particular platform in order to have a better idea of what this
means. I'm not a programmer, and I don't have much Linux-specific
knowledge, so I'm afraid that I can't help you there.
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