"1st of the Month" whine generates many many copies of whine mail

RESOLVED FIXED in Bugzilla 2.20



13 years ago
5 years ago


(Reporter: justdave, Assigned: Erik Stambaugh)


Bugzilla 2.20
Bug Flags:
approval +
blocking2.20 +



(1 attachment)

I had an existing whine on a 2.19.1 Bugzilla that was scheduled for 2:00am
daily.  It's a bugzilla for a project that I'm still a little involved with, but
not as much as I used to be...  Yesterday, I changed the schedule on that
existing whine to run on the first of the month instead of daily.  Tonight I've
(so far) gotten 267 copies of the same identical whine mail.

47 dated 2:00am
220 dated between 2:26 and 2:28am

The cron job on the server is set to run every 15 minutes.
and that was the tip of the iceberg.

I've now received 13,000 of them (no, that's not a typo) dated over a range
between 2:54am and 10:04am UTC, and they're still coming.  (I finally firewalled
that mail server until the sysadmin wakes up and I can tell him to nuke what's
in the queue)

Damn lucky I don't have a quota on the box that receives mail for that address. :)
er, that range is 2:54am to 3:04am.  dunno where the 10 came from :)
when the admin of that system got ahold of me this morning to apologize for
mailbombing me, he said he had nuked 300K emails out of the queue on the server...
Flags: blocking2.20+
Target Milestone: --- → Bugzilla 2.20

Comment 4

13 years ago
First: Ugh.

Second: I'm going to set up a test box to get to the bottom of this.  It's a
little late for the new year, but I'll try to get this thing hammered ASAP.

Comment 5

13 years ago
Created attachment 170290 [details] [diff] [review]
This probably fixes it.  It certainly fixes something.

I honestly have not had a chance to re-produce the problem.  I'm going to do it
right now, but when I was examining the code earlier today this jumped out as a
probable cause.

I'll stick a review request flag on the attachment if I determine that this
fixes it.  I thought I'd share it, though.  It's a simple enough patch that it
may be obvious what I'm up to.

Comment 6

13 years ago
Comment on attachment 170290 [details] [diff] [review]
This probably fixes it.  It certainly fixes something.

OK, I confirmed it.  This is the fix.

The problem has nothing to do with the first of the year.  Rather, it occurs
when you have any query scheduled for a particular day of the month.

I'm not sure how a glaring bug like this happened and got past my radar.

I await r= so I can put this whole embarrasing ordeal behind me and never speak
of it again.
Attachment #170290 - Flags: review?(justdave)


13 years ago
Whiteboard: patch awaiting review
Attachment #170290 - Flags: review?(justdave) → review+
biesi managed to trigger this yesterday, and we mailbombed gmx.at.  So we had a
testcase to try the fix on.  It works, and doesn't seem to break anything else ;)
Flags: approval+
Whiteboard: patch awaiting review → patch awaiting checkin, [applied to b.m.o]

Comment 8

13 years ago
Checking in whine.pl;
/cvsroot/mozilla/webtools/bugzilla/whine.pl,v  <--  whine.pl
new revision: 1.4; previous revision: 1.3
Last Resolved: 13 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


13 years ago
Whiteboard: patch awaiting checkin, [applied to b.m.o]
QA Contact: matty_is_a_geek → default-qa
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