[Mailman-Users] How to deal with qfiles/bad/*.psv?
mark at msapiro.net
Tue Jun 23 02:24:43 CEST 2009
Benjamin Lotto wrote:
>I've been using mailman for several years and have recently moved to a
>new machine. Something funny happened, and I had a lot of files built
>up in the qfiles/* directories. I restarted mailman with
>mailmanctl -s -q start
>and move everything was cleared out. There are six .psv files in
>qfiles/bad and I have no idea what to do with them. I've been poking
>around the web and various documentation and can't figure it out.
>Using Mailman version: 2.1.12
This is a recent Mailman feature. In older Mailman, when a runner
encountered an exception in dequeueing a message, the fact was logged
and the message discarded. Now, depending on settings, it may be saved
as a .psv file in qfiles/bad/
See the comments in Defaults.py for the settings
QRUNNER_SAVE_BAD_MESSAGES, BAD_SHUNT_STALE_AFTER and
With default settings, assuming you've got a 2.1.12 Mailman crontab,
these files are removed after 7 days.
You can look at them with bin/dumpdb -p to see what's in them assuming
they can be unpickled at all. There are also messages in Mailman's
error log saying why they are there.
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