gerglery at usa.net
Mon Dec 6 21:44:31 UTC 1999
On Tue, 7 Dec 1999, Katsuhiro Kondou wrote:
> Makehistory just creates overview data whose format is
> specified with overview.fmt. And Bytes header is not
> appended by innd, although overview data created within
> innd includes the info of Bytes header.
Right. There is no Nytes: header, and even if an article contains a
header named Bytes: it should be ignored for the purpose of generating
overview information. That is, the Bytes: pseudoheader is only an
implementation detail of INN's overview system; the reference
implementation of NOV always uses fstat() to create the field.
[The purpose of the byte count field is to cure the problems inherent in
the old Lines: header; it cannot be trusted to be accurate, and even when
it is accurate it tells little about the article's actual size.]
Further, of the required NOV fields [subject, from, data, msgid,
references, byte count and line count], the reference implementation only
allows references and line count to be empty.
> To have it into overview data, it's quite easy. Just call SMnext()
> with RETR_ALL instead of RETR_HEAD, and get the size of article. But
> I'm doubtful whether we should include it, even if the article does
Okay, so it sounds like there is no overwhelming performace consideration
to this one. I will try to make some time to do a patch then. It should
be in there.
For the curious, the reference implementation of NOV can be obtained from
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