Bogus accounts in patchwork

Jeremy Kerr jk at
Wed Apr 23 22:53:30 EST 2014

Hi all,

> Almost since I installed patchwork on I'm observing the
> creation of accounts probbly by bot networks at an ever increasing
> rate.  This has inflated the SQL tables hugely and is is pain if once
> in a blue moon have to use django's web admin stuff to sift through
> accounts.
> So I'm wondering before I'm writing something myself,  has anybody written
> a script to cleanup such obviously junk accounts?

This gave me enough motivation to implement autoexpiry:;a=commitdiff;h=011ee687

We're seeing a lot of bogus registrations too; the first autoexpiry 
iteration on has reduced the user count from 51390 
to 1171.

As long as you have the patchwork-cron script set up properly, this 
change should be fairly transparent.



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