Whats the deal with Mailman taking all the CPU ???

techark

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This is happening on 6 servers now.
Anytime anyone runs even a small mailing list to 20 users mailman hogs the CPU.

11:20am up 7 days, 23:46, 1 user, load average: 1.11, 1.24, 1.25
89 processes: 86 sleeping, 3 running, 0 zombie, 0 stopped
CPU states: 84.0% user, 16.0% system, 0.0% nice, 0.0% idle
Mem: 1031300K av, 1019404K used, 11896K free, 0K shrd, 249888K buff
Swap: 1052216K av, 80360K used, 971856K free 472016K cached



PID USER PRI NI SIZE RSS SHARE STAT %CPU %MEM TIME COMMAND

10175 mailman 17 0 4708 4708 1784 R 91.1 0.4 1:16 Python2

10433 info 9 0 4544 4544 2552 S 1.1 0.4 0:00 cppop

6 root 9 0 0 0 0 SW 0.7 0.0 101:00
kscand

2415 named 9 0 31636 29M 1544 S 0.7 2.9 75:29 named

4514 nobody 9 0 15928 14M 3896 S 0.5 1.4 0:02 httpd

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LS_Drew

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restart cpanel again. Works for us when it happens.

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techark

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Restarting cpanel is not a problem

I am having to do that every few hours right now because it dies for no reason.

That top was right after a Cpanel restart.

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LS_Drew

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I've seen it get stuck a few times right after a cpanel restart. Usually, starting again does the trick to get rid of it. However, if you've got Cpanel restarting frequently, I imagine you'd see more of this behavior. :(

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Arvand

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Jul 26, 2003
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Hello

I think it came with the latest update. It started up to use all of the CPU and i killed it. I killed ita second time. Then during the night it must have started again and crashed my server. I had to ask for a reboot from the NOC.

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JPmorgan

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Aug 19, 2003
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I love it. Its taking alot of processor time and doesnt work. What a combination to a great feature.

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NNNils

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In another thread, /scripts/fixmailman was suggested.

This seems to help indeed.

Also, when restarting Cpanel, manually killing the python2 processes afterwards makes them stop.