[Mailman-Users] Newsrunner infinite loop

Max Lanfranconi Max.Lanfranconi at Sun.COM
Wed Aug 13 23:45:36 CEST 2008


I have a mailman 2.1.11 installation running about 1000 mailing lists.
Each of them is bi-directionally gatewayed via NNTP.

I have been hitting the following scenario:

Email 'a' is made of a text body and email 'b' as a text attachment.

Email 'b' is made of a text body and another non-text attachment.

Posting email 'a' to any mailing list gets email a distributed to all 
the mailing list members but puts  NewsRunner in the following infinite 
loop (1 traceback per second. Needless to say, the posting never makes 
it to the newsgroup)

Aug 13 14:36:30 2008 (25129) Uncaught runner exception:
Aug 13 14:36:30 2008 (25129) Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/NewsRunner.py", line 86, in 
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/nntplib.py", line 600, in quit
    resp = self.shortcmd('QUIT')
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/nntplib.py", line 260, in shortcmd
    return self.getresp()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/nntplib.py", line 215, in getresp
    resp = self.getline()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.4/nntplib.py", line 207, in getline
    if not line: raise EOFError

Any hint about what may cause this ?



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