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Re: [Bug-tar] Build fail on PowerPC 64

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Build fail on PowerPC 64
Date: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 12:56:01 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.21 (2010-09-15)

Antonio Diaz Diaz wrote:
> May I suggest that megabyte-sized text files be attached compressed:

Yes, please.

> $ ls -o config.log*
> -rw-r--r--  1 antonio 936144 2013-03-22 18:43 config.log
> -rw-r--r--  1 antonio  41109 2013-03-22 18:43 config.log.lz
> It took me 5 minutes to download the message, and the mail program
> locked to death trying to quote the whole thing when I first tried
> to reply.

As one of the volunteer listhelpers I usually try to catch those
extremely large messages in the mailman hold queue before they are
sent through.  Then I address it manually there by either asking the
poster to re-send the message compressed or I do it myself.  Although
I am only one of the team and others often send large messages through
anyway.  Also lists.gnu.org often satuates the network bandwidth doing
nothing but mailing list traffic due to large messages.  With the
large multiplier of the numbr of subscribers this can quickly create a
huge amount of bandwidth.

Except the size limit for bug-tar was disabled and so it wasn't
possible to catch it there.  I reinstated the typical 100K limit.


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