Parsing mail on a different system

Konstantin Ryabitsev konstantin at
Wed Oct 28 04:02:04 AEDT 2020

On Wed, Oct 21, 2020 at 07:40:07PM +0100, Stephen Finucane wrote:
> On Mon, 2020-10-05 at 16:13 -0400, Konstantin Ryabitsev wrote:
> > Hello:
> > 
> > Quick question -- does parsemail need to run on the same system where 
> > the frontend runs, or can this be done on another system that just 
> > writes to the same database?
> I was hoping someone that has deployed Patchwork in production would
> answer this more authoritatively than I can, however, I can't see any
> reason you couldn't run these on separate hosts. Whether this has
> actually been done is a different matter. I guess anyone containerizing
> the thing will have encountered and resolved this issue?

I think we may be oversetimating how many people out there run
patchwork. :) My general concern was to make sure that parsemail doesn't
do things like clear django data. If, to your knowledge, all it does is
write to the database without interacting with the running process, then
there's no reason why the feeder and the consumer can't live on
different systems.


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