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dave.list at pixelhammer.com
Sat Apr 5 04:29:13 IST 2008
Julian Field wrote:
> Kai Schaetzl wrote:
>> Julian Field wrote on Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:45:54 +0100:
>>>>> but perhaps a feature request could be a
>>>>> CLI switch to specify the message ID so MS only scans the particular
>>>>> message(s) that you're interested in observing.
>>>> Good idea. I'll take a look. Would a single ID do?
>>> All done. It will be in the next release.
>> Ahm, Julian, now that I have used the MS debugging feature a few times
>> I think being able to grab a single ID may be nice, but not really
>> helpful for a production machine. I have to disable at least MS if I
>> want to debug (otherwise it would "steal" the queue files) and usually
>> this is not done within a few seconds, but takes at least five minutes
>> or more, maybe repeatedly. It would be nice if I could specify an
>> alternative queue directory, so I can run a MailScanner instance in
>> parallel to the production daemon and debug files from that directory
>> while the normal sendmail/MS operation isn't affected. I think this
>> would be much more helpful than specifying a certain ID.
> You can stop MailScanner completely, then restart the incoming sendmail
> (or whatever MTA you use) so that you are providing email service to
> your users. Then run MailScanner on the particular ID you want to test
> it with. Then when you are happy, resume normal operation.
> Stop everything and start incoming MTA:
> service MailScanner stop
> service MailScanner startin
> Run it on 1 id:
> MailScanner --debug --id=<message-id>
> Start up everything normally
> service MailScanner restart
> Should solve the problem for you. Saves me writing more code :-)
In my case, in the time it took to run debug four times I gained 400
messages in the queue. I don't get much time to ponder the results. What
I did this week was dump the output to file and then alternate which of
the servers I stopped MS on so as to spread the downtime.
I am considering pushing a VMWare install up on the network and then
installing roundhouse, just for testing with future upgrades. Which is
arguably the smart option.
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