allocation failure tracked down

Dan Merillat harik at chaos.ao.net
Wed Nov 3 06:15:47 UTC 1999


Ok, I'm not sure why buffindxed relies on the article number so heavaly, but
look at this:

alt.security.alarms 0983282317 0000000001 y

This is, of course, a corrupt line, but it kills buffindexed.

It appears to be either caused by makehistory bombing (and leaving the overviews
corrupted) or an earlier active file corruption)  I've zeroed all the groups
with massivly wrong information, and now I'm rebuilding history.

Is there a good technical discussion of buffindxed?  I'm trying to figure
out why it needs so much room in this case.

#0  AllocationFailure (what=0x810b9a5 "malloc", size=830816256) at innd.c:388
#1  0x80a5241 in xmalloc (size=830816256, file=0x810941b "buffindexed.c", 
    line=2010) at xmalloc.c:38
#2  0x808f440 in ovaddblk (ge=0x402d1d50, delta=983281909, type=APPEND_BLK)
    at buffindexed.c:2010
#3  0x808d4ef in ovsetcurindexblock (ge=0x402d1d50, artnum=983282317, 
    baseoffset=0xbfffd050) at buffindexed.c:1319
#4  0x808d9a4 in ovaddrec (ge=0x402d1d50, artnum=983282317, token={
      type = 3 '\003', class = 4 '\004', 
      token = "ONEA\000\000\000\000\000\025\221¶\000\000\000\a"}, 
    data=0xbfffd0d4 "983282317\tRe: [long post]   State sales tax & Internet alarm sales\t\"Jacob Ashbury\" <chief at mindspring.com>\tTue, 2 Nov 1999 23:33:43 -0000\t<7voht5$si9$1 at nntp3.atl.mindspring.net>\t<QvfT3.588$c06.7851 at new"..., 
    len=406, arrived=941607697) at buffindexed.c:1436
#5  0x808df46 in buffindexed_add (token={type = 3 '\003', class = 4 '\004', 
      token = "ONEA\000\000\000\000\000\025\221¶\000\000\000\a"}, 
    data=0x8425620 "Re: [long post]   State sales tax & Internet alarm sales\t\"Jacob Ashbury\" <chief at mindspring.com>\tTue, 2 Nov 1999 23:33:43 -0000\t<7voht5$si9$1 at nntp3.atl.mindspring.net>\t<QvfT3.588$c06.7851 at news.rdc1.ct."..., 
    len=394, arrived=941607697) at buffindexed.c:1562
#6  0x807f5dc in OVadd (token={type = 3 '\003', class = 4 '\004', 
      token = "ONEA\000\000\000\000\000\025\221¶\000\000\000\a"}, 
    data=0x8425620 "Re: [long post]   State sales tax & Internet alarm sales\t\"Jacob Ashbury\" <chief at mindspring.com>\tTue, 2 Nov 1999 23:33:43 -0000\t<7voht5$si9$1 at nntp3.atl.mindspring.net>\t<QvfT3.588$c06.7851 at news.rdc1.ct."..., 
    len=394, arrived=941607697) at ov.c:95
#7  0x8060faf in ARTpost (cp=0x405d1288) at art.c:2467
#8  0x806c071 in NCpostit (cp=0x405d1288) at nc.c:196
#9  0x806dbe1 in NCproc (cp=0x405d1288) at nc.c:927
#10 0x806e664 in NCreader (cp=0x405d1288) at nc.c:1155
#11 0x8067541 in CHANreadloop () at chan.c:977
#12 0x806b8e1 in main (ac=0, av=0xbffffe74) at innd.c:936



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