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Can anyone tell me at what point in the process of delivering
list messages does information get written to logs/post and
logs/smtp ?

Currently a message comes in, postfix hands it off to
mailman and the message is written to the qfiles/out
directory within a second or so.

But it isn't until two, maybe two and a half hours later
an entry for the message is made in the logs when the
message is finally sent out. What is mailman doing in
that long interval? The outgoing queue runner is running,
staying mostly idle.

Mail that is not routed through mailman behaves normally,
getting processed quickly. Two+ hours seems like a long
time for mailman to be twiddling its thumbs.


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  • Mark Sapiro at Feb 9, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Mark J Bradakis wrote:
    Can anyone tell me at what point in the process of delivering
    list messages does information get written to logs/post and
    logs/smtp ?

    They are written by SMTPDirect.py when the outgoing message has been
    delivered to the MTA.

    Currently a message comes in, postfix hands it off to
    mailman and the message is written to the qfiles/out
    directory within a second or so.

    But it isn't until two, maybe two and a half hours later
    an entry for the message is made in the logs when the
    message is finally sent out. What is mailman doing in
    that long interval? The outgoing queue runner is running,
    staying mostly idle.

    It's hard to say without more information. The log is not written until
    delivery to the MTA has been completed for all recipients. If there
    are not other messages in the out queue being processed ahead, my best
    guess is the MTA is doing some kind of recipient verification on each
    recipient and this takes a long time.

    What does the smtp log entry say for time? Is it on the order of 9000
    seconds? What is in qfiles/out during this time? Is it a .pck file or
    a .bak file? Is the out queue backlogged?

    Mail that is not routed through mailman behaves normally,
    getting processed quickly. Two+ hours seems like a long
    time for mailman to be twiddling its thumbs.

    OutgoingRunner is either delivering other messages or waiting for
    responses from the MTA.

    --
    Mark Sapiro <mark at msapiro.net> The highway is for gamblers,
    San Francisco Bay Area, California better use your sense - B. Dylan

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