list archives?

The Hermit Hacker scrappy at
Thu Sep 9 04:39:41 UTC 1999

Okay...makehistory is running righ tnow, and inndf -o reports 8% used of just have to wait for this to finish, but what does the
following mean?

buffindexed: all buffers are brandnew, unlink

I understand the 'brandnew' part, but until I started makehistory, the
~/admin/db/group.index file didn't exist...why does it appear to be
telling me to unlink it, if it is what created it? *raised eyebrow*

 On Thu, 9 Sep 1999, Katsuhiro Kondou wrote:

> In article <Pine.BSF.4.10.9909090054280.412-100000 at>,
> 	The Hermit Hacker <scrappy at> wrote;
> } makehistory -O -I -T /var/spool/news/tmp
> } 
> } to get things back up and running?
> Right.
> } The part that I'm still confused about...the writes to the buffer are
> } sequential, right?  Now, I fill the buffer, and it starts from the
> Partly yes.  Buffindexed has its own block allocation algorithm
> (not cyclical) and blocks are allocated every 32 blocks sequentially.
> OVadd(buffindexed_add) will fail if the buffer is filled up.
> OVexpiregroup(buffindexed_expiregroup) which is called by
> expireover allocaltes blocks, recreates new overview data and
> index from existing one and frees old blocks.
> Allocated block belongs to each newsgroup not each overview
> data.  So several overview data (of course, they are the same
> newsgroup) will be written into one block in most case.
> -- 
> Katsuhiro Kondou

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