t.d.lee at durham.ac.uk
Tue Nov 11 16:18:05 GMT 2008
On Mon, 10 Nov 2008, Julian Field wrote:
> One immediate thought: the only reproducible instance of this problem was
> caused by the HTML parser, and I wrote a solution to that in a recent
> release, it's in the Change Log.
> But yes, your idea is a possibility, now that I'm using SQLite. Doing it with
> a dbm file is not really practical due to high contention for the exclusive
> write locks on the file. SQLite may be able to do it rather better.
Many thanks, Julian. I'm glad you think the idea is workable.
As Jonas Larsen confirmed, although such events are rare, their impact on
a site can be severe (we had 60,000+ emails delayed over the weekend).
My mention of db/dbm was simply illustrative. Use whatever technology
(preferably lightweight) that you think is best. (In my initial vague
sketch, I was imagining two updates (an insert and delete) per email under
As I say, I'm happy to try to beta-test if you wish.
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