[Mailman-Users] Mailman Borks on Large Attachments

Lachlan Michael lachlan at lkla.org
Tue Feb 5 12:23:10 CET 2008

>> Prior to Mailman 2.1.9, the error would have occurred once and the
>> message would have been lost. Beginning in 2.1.9, a queue file
>> backup/recovery mechanism was implemented which allowed messages that
>> were in process when a crash occurred to be recovered, but the problem
>> here is that if the message itself causes the crash, a loop occurs
>> such as you experienced. This is addressed in 2.1.10b3 by counting the
>> number of times a .bak file has been recovered and moving it aside
>> after 3 tries.
>> It would be wonderful if you could install the latest
>> Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py from
>> <http://codebrowse.launchpad.net/~mailman-coders/mailman/2.1/files>
>> and see if this mitigates the problem.
> Ok, I will definitely try this.

Yes, it does solve the problem of processing on the lists stopping
completely. I'll keep that file in my Mailman! Thank-you.

Now to just work out the root cause of the memory errors ...


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