[Mailman-Users] basic but serious spam question
msapiro at value.net
Mon Nov 12 22:32:21 CET 2007
Juan Miscaro wrote:
>There must be some other mechanism at play here because there was very
>little of the heldmsg-* files. However, when I discarded them
>(bin/discard) and restarted qrunner again I (postfix) am swamped with
I suspect that you had a lot of messages queued in the 'virgin', 'in'
or 'out' queue and the corresponding qrunner wasn't running.
>I am looking in (for OpenBSD) /var/spool/mailman and I see
>some large directories:
>$ du -sh *
>$ du -sh logs/*
It looks like you have lots of log entries. Do you rotate your logs?
>$ du -sh qfiles/*
These big qfiles entries can be either a very large directory itself or
lots of stuff in the directory or both. Large directories result from
the corresponding runner not running and many messages piling up in
the queue. Once the runner starts, the messages are processed and
removed, but the directory itself never shrinks unless you do it
The shunt queue doesn't have a runner. Messages that encounter
unanticipated processing exceptions are placed in the shunt queue, and
the exception is logged in the error log. It is up to you to fix the
problem and delete the shunt queue entry or reprocess the shunted
messages with bin/unshunt.
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