nnrpd/expireover/whatever bug (not sure where) preview

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at litech.org
Fri Oct 18 12:14:47 UTC 2002

On Fri, 18 Oct 2002, Bernd Jendrissek wrote:

> [I'd greatly appreciate Cc'ed replies.]
> The interesting thing is that INN sends back *some* overview, but then just
> stops.  The last line is overview, not the ".\r\n" terminator.  And yet
> nnrpd (or is it innd?) accepts other commands, "quit" at least.

That we've seen before, but I forget what it is -- something that silently 
eats the error.

> So yesterday I got fed up and attached gdb to nnrpd.  Lo and behold, it
> seems like somebody's trying to write almost a gigabyte in one SendIOv()
> call.  Oops.

Can you add a call to abort(3) right after you log the "whoops" and then
have a look in the core dump at a backtrace?

> I suppose expireover will just stop segfaulting as well.

That's weird, but hopefully we'll find a problem with overview.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at litech.org

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