Parsing mail on a different system

Konstantin Ryabitsev konstantin at
Wed Oct 28 23:17:01 AEDT 2020

On Wed, Oct 28, 2020 at 11:31:49AM +1100, Daniel Axtens wrote:
> > 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.
> Yeah, Patchwork sits in this really weird space where there are not many
> deployments, but still too many for us to deeply integrate with any
> one site's infrastructure/setup. It also means that we don't have direct
> access to a copy of any site's data, which regularly bites everyone when
> we write inefficient migrations.

I can make available the data from -- 
that's a "read-only" patchwork with LKML sources that is only modified 
by the patchwork-bot and no actual developers. It uses postgresql as the 
backend, so it would be easy for me to provide a full DB dump for tests 
without any privacy concerns.


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