On Feb 5, 2008, at 4:17 AM, Lachlan Michael wrote:

I have a question about debugging a memory error on FreeBSD.

When a user sends an e-mail with an attachment above about 500kB to a very
small mailing list (4 members), Mailman on my server aborts processing
with the error
 MemoryError :  out of memory

[snip]


# limits
Resource limits (current):
  cputime          infinity secs
  filesize         infinity kB
  datasize           524288 kB
  stacksize           65536 kB
  coredumpsize     infinity kB
  memoryuse        infinity kB
  memorylocked     infinity kB
  maxprocesses         5547
  openfiles           11095
  sbsize           infinity bytes
  vmemoryuse       infinity kB


Try running limits as the mailman user, not root. All the mailman programs run as your mailman user.

Dan

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