[ Marko Hotti writes: ]
> I'd like to see a new feature in resend: If the incoming message passes
> the administrivia check and resend prepares the message for
> listname-outgoing, it would optionally append a log message to a file in a
> majordomo subdirectory, stating who sent the message and when. Each
> mailing list could have a logfile of its own. I guess this is very easy
> to implement in the resend code.
But apparently not easy enough that any code was included. ;-)
> There are numerous benefits and no file locking is needed - I guess.
Bad guess. Queuing by sendmail elevates the probability to near 1 that
multiple messages will arrive at nearly the same time, resulting in
multiple resend processes running at the same time, some of which will
be trying to write to the same list log file at the same time. Every
file that can be modified must be locked for every access.
Seems to me this could be implemented without bothering resend and
slowing down delivery to the list. Just hook in a tabulator script,
similar to the way archives are done. Code is left as an exercise for
those who care. :-)
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