Found nn messages in the processing-messages database

Julian Field MailScanner at
Fri Apr 17 09:36:28 IST 2009

On 16/4/09 20:08, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 15, 2009 at 07:37:49AM -0700, Mark Sapiro wrote:
>> Note that the "Found" count doesn't always increase between restarts, but
>> it never decreases. Also, "New Batch: Scanning X messages" in the log are
>> always followed by "Deleted X messages from processing-database" with the
>> same count and over any period, the "Deleted" counts add up to the same
>> total as the "Scanning" counts even where the "Found" count has increased.
> One more piece of information. As I said, I first saw these increasing
> counts after upgrading 4.76.7 to 4.76.10 three days ago and continuing
> after upgrading to 4.76.12 two days ago, but I observe the rate at which
> the count increases is decreasing. It went from 0 to 16 in the first 24
> hours and from 14 to 23 in the next 10 hours, but then it took 14 hours
> to go from 23 to 24 and it has been at 24 for the last 22 hours.
> During this time, I have run "MailScanner --processing" a few times, and
> this always gives no output, so it seems there is some kind of residue
> accummulating in the processing database that is only counted in the
> Found count when a child starts.
"MailScanner --processing" is the same as "MailScanner --processing 1". 
If you do "MailScanner --processing 0" you should get some output.


Julian Field MEng CITP CEng
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