Re: [hypermail] [hypermail-dev] hypermail dies

From: Peter C. McCluskey <>
Date: Sat, 18 Jan 2003 17:54:27 -0800 (PST)
Message-Id: <> (Myke Olson) writes:
>I've experienced hypermail dying on several occassions when handling very
>large mailbox files (~250MB). Problems occurs under 2.1.4 and 2.1.5 on
>Solaris 8.
>In order to work around the problem, I am able to go through the mailbox
>file and remove the message that hypermail dies on. Running it again, it
>will get past that message, but then die at another one...usually in the
>middle of outputting the author.html file. The messages do not look
>obviously corrupt, although they may not contain a Message-ID: header...

 I tried to duplicate this using a mailbox of nearly 300 megs. I found a bug that initially looked to me like it might be a function of mailbox size. I tracked it down to a line ending in "http://" that caused random behavior - whether it segfaulted or seemed to work right probably depended arbitrarily on the content of prior messages. I've checked in a fix to string.c which you can try, but I don't think this is likely to explain crashes while writing author.html.
 If you still get the problem with the latest version in cvs, my suggestion is to check your stack size (if you use bash, "ulimit -a" should tell you this). If it's less than 8 megs, let me know what it is. Also, tell me how many messages are in the mailbox, or put the mailbox somewhere where I can download it.

Peter McCluskey          | | 
Received on Sun 19 Jan 2003 03:51:49 AM GMT

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