From: "Jon Carnes" <jonc at nc.rr.com>
Try creating a test list in your /etc/aliases on the box (non-local email
addresses) and send to the list. Monitor the queue while you are doing it.
Does this list move out quickly? How does the speed compare with qrunner
handling a Mailman list?
I have a few test lists, local adresses and non-local adresses (separated).
Both same results.
When a external message is comming in, it is in just seconds transfered to
the qfiles dir.
That part of mailman is working speedy and fine.
I'm guessing that either your sendmail is having some weird timout, or that
you box is too heavily loaded with other processes...
No heavy loads.
What does "top" give you when you look at it? How much processor is
available? How much memory is being used? Is it swapping alot?
top not running qrunner:
2:19am up 4:21, 1 user, load average: 1.17, 1.54, 1.58
66 processes: 65 sleeping, 1 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 1.9% user, 2.3% system, 0.0% nice, 95.7% idle
Mem: 94124K av, 44044K used, 50080K free, 4K shrd, 2760K
Swap: 192772K av, 31316K used, 161456K free 23684K
top running qrunner:
2:23am up 4:25, 1 user, load average: 1.46, 1.58, 1.58
68 processes: 65 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 97.5% user, 2.4% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 94124K av, 63608K used, 30516K free, 4K shrd, 4384K
Swap: 192772K av, 31252K used, 161520K free 33332K
PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND
8288 mailman 14 0 8388 8388 1388 R 92.7 8.9 1:56 python
Using standard python 1.5.2 orso from RH 7.2 dist.
Also python 2 installed here.. invoked as command python2 (for mm2.1 when it
comes out :-) )
How big is your Swap on your box? How much of your swap are you using while
sending to a list?
Are you running your box in Run Level 3 or in Run Level 5 (graphical user
interface)? Please run it in 3 - your machine is fairly under powered for RH
7.2 so it is not going to be able to handle Run Level 5 very quickly.
No GUI, i have an unsupported video card. X wont start. So i use level 3 all
times and don't start X.
(even no monitor attached to this box.. doing all remote)
Have you updated your kernel from the default install:
up2date -f -i kernel, kernel-headers
I have 2.4.9-31, latest from up2date.
Also using apt for latest releases.
How much space do you have on your box - are any of the filesystems running
low on space?
Filesystem Size Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/hdb1 38G 17G 19G 46% /
/dev/hda1 49M 7.6M 38M 17% /boot
none 46M 0 45M 0% /dev/shm
/dev/hda2 455M 98M 334M 23% /prv
/dev/hdc1 38G 14G 22G 38% /users
Of key importance for space is the /var area used to handle the mail
/var sitting on / and 19gb free.
Since Mailman in general runs extremely fast - even on low processor boxes, I
would focus on your system and its load to see if the bottle neck is
The heavy load is when qrunner is running. The linux box is not doing other
All above is not used often, except mrtg every 5 mins and sendmail.
Maybe you see something wrong...
--- Original Message: Sunday 28 April 2002 04:57 pm ---
Still no success of fast processing the qfiles dir.
WITH DEFAULT MAILMAN VALUES at Default.py file