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Re: queue reordering?

On Fri, 31 May 2002, Eugene Crosser wrote:
> I noticed another thing.  I am not 100% sure but it seems that the
> scheduler does not rehash the queue before reties.  That is, if you have a
> message in the queue to a particular domain that consistently results in
> 4xx code from the remote, all mail to that domain gets stuck.  Am I wrong? 
> It seems that after a 4xx response, further retries to that domain should
> be somewhat delayed *and* offending message moved to the tail of the queue.

This is based on the somewhat older version of scheduler that we use...

Are you using "ageorder" in the scheduler.conf?

It pretty much forces a consistent order (thus causing your problem for
certain classes of SMTP errors).  Disabling it on our systems allowed the
scheduler to avoid "deadlocks" like you're talking about...


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