bug? history getting bigger

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 10 07:15:54 UTC 2000

George Lindholm <George.Lindholm at ubc.ca> writes:

> I've been noticing that my history file kept getting bigger and bigger
> and that the expirerm process kept taking long and longer to run. After
> last nights run I started to poke around a bit after I noticed that the
> expire.list file contained 6.1M articles (out of a possible 8.5M), most
> of them no longer on my system.

> After looking at expire a bit it seemed to me that there was some code
> missing that marked the expired articles as having been expired. I came
> up with this patch which after a quick test seemed to do what I expected
> it to. Am I missing something somewhere else that I'm not doing that
> might explain my observations?

You sent the above bug report in August of last year; I'm not sure on the
exact resolution, but I'm pretty sure that expire is now working
correctly.  Lots of things in that area have changed since then.

Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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