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Re: mailing list archiver chewing patches

From: Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com>
To: Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us>
Cc: Matteo Beccati <php(at)beccati(dot)com>, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>, Alvaro Herrera <alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com>, Joe Conway <mail(at)joeconway(dot)com>, Dimitri Fontaine <dfontaine(at)hi-media(dot)com>, David Fetter <david(at)fetter(dot)org>, Aidan Van Dyk <aidan(at)highrise(dot)ca>, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>, Abhijit Menon-Sen <ams(at)toroid(dot)org>, Andrew Dunstan <andrew(at)dunslane(dot)net>, Tim Bunce <Tim(dot)Bunce(at)pobox(dot)com>, pgsql-hackers <pgsql-hackers(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: mailing list archiver chewing patches
Date: 2010-02-01 16:43:31
Message-ID: 603c8f071002010843q74e1e201l3049be5dead7f531@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:41 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
> Robert Haas <robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> writes:
>> On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 11:28 AM, Tom Lane <tgl(at)sss(dot)pgh(dot)pa(dot)us> wrote:
>>>        * A sends a message
>>>        * B replies, cc'ing A and the list
>>>        * B's reply to list is delayed by greylisting
>>>        * A replies to B's reply (cc'ing list)
>>>        * A's reply goes through immediately
>>>        * B's reply shows up a bit later
>>>
>>> That happens pretty frequently IME.
>
>> Yeah - and sometimes the delay can be DAYS.
>
> Greylisting wouldn't explain a delay of more than an hour or so.
> OTOH, if B's reply got held for moderation for some reason, then
> yeah it could be days :-(.  But in that case the rest of the list
> didn't see it in real-time either, so having it show up out of
> "logical" sequence in the archive doesn't seem like a terrible
> reflection of reality.  I'm just concerned about the threading not
> being sensitive to skews on the order of a few minutes --- those
> are extremely common.

I not infrequently receive messages out of sequence by time periods
well in excess of a few minutes.

Don't know why, but I do.

...Robert

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