[Mailman-Users] log errors after restart

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro.net
Fri Dec 21 21:32:31 CET 2012

Con Wieland wrote:

>We recently had an electrical issue and had to shutdown our mailman server. It know is looping this log error.  Seems like it mail be a malformed message but I am not sure how to clear it. 

It is a corrupt queue entry.

>Dec 21 07:56:02 2012 (5770) Traceback (most recent call last):

5770 is the PID of the queue runner that is encountering this error.
The entry is in the queue of that runner. I.e. if it is
IncomingRunner, the queue is qfiles/in.

ps -fwp 5770

will show you the cammand that started the runner including its name.

The queue entry is the first *.pck file in name sequence in the

>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Runner.py", line 100, in _oneloop
>    msg, msgdata = self._switchboard.dequeue(filebase)
>  File "/usr/local/mailman/Mailman/Queue/Switchboard.py", line 164, in dequeue
>    msg = email.message_from_string(msg, Message.Message)

Since the runner got this far, you should be able to see the actual
message via

bin/show_qfiles qfiles/x/y.pck


bin/dumpdb qfiles/x/y.pck

where x is the queue and y.pck is the entry.

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San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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