xover problems in 2.2.1

Hans Lambermont Hans.Lambermont at garg.mpn.cp.philips.com
Mon Sep 27 09:36:34 UTC 1999

Please have a look at my previous mail, i really think this is an
important problem in INN.

> Hello group,
> My xover problem is back :-( We upgraded our V2_2_19981110 production
> systems to V2_2_1, the latest official release.
> Some groups show *corrupt* xover info. This occasionally occurs for
> certain timeframes. I cannot make head or tails from it.

Here's such a corrupt part of xover output. After the article number it
is clearly wrong:

102763  ntrol.cancel:54660852 cmsg cancel <IE2G6P0K.7K0M0240 at c3comp.com>      Cosmo Roadkill <cosmo.roadkill%bofh.int at rauug.mil.wi.us>        27 Sep 1999 09:01:05 GMT        <cancel.IE2G6P0K.7K0M0240 at c3comp.com>           1746    9 Xref: news.eur.cis.philips.com control.cancel:54660853 cmsg canc

and another one, different:

102760  4yv.1f5zuchipyheyN at dempson.actrix.gen.nz> <51eH3.1186$ca4.52197 at weber.videotron.net> <250919991740454949%news001 at macgeek.org> <dIpH3.36$rM.2633 at weber.videotron.net> <1dyrs8b.1ad0nzlmruoeiN at dempson.actrix.gen.nz> <N8xH3.113$rM.10265 at weber.videotron.net>      1420    16      Xref: news.eur.cis.philips.com comp.sys.apple2:129659 cmsg cancel <7sn5ah$eu6$868 at nslave1.tin.it>     Cosmo Roadkill <cosmo.roadkill%bofh.int at ra

> Our setup: BSDI4.0.1 on Intel, fully patched. INN-2.2.1 CNFS + timehash
> for local groups. And from inn.conf some hopefully useful entries:
> activedenable:  true
> articlemmap:    false
> extendeddbz:    false
> nnrpdoverstats: true
> nnrpdcheckart:  false
> overviewmmap:   false
> storageapi:     true
> wireformat:     false
> Peeking at the inn-1999-09-23_03-01 snapshot i find that overview.c
> doesn't exist anymore... so there is active overview work in progress.
> Peeking at the inn-STABLE_2_2-1999-09-23_03-0 snapshot i find no
> differences in overview.c with the 2.2.1 version. Am i the only one with
> problems here ?
> Any help is appreciated.

And my second question:

> Btw1, can someone please confirm that the following is the correct method
> of regenerating just my overview databases (the makehistory manual page
> in inn-STABLE_2_2-1999-09-23_03-02 is somewhat cryptical) ?
> 1 stop innd (ctlinnd throttle, shutdown), actived etc.
> 2 remove all uniover directories completely.
> 3 makehistory -I $PATHTMP/newindex -O -n -b -x
> 4 sort -t' ' +1 -2 $PATHTMP/newindex > $PATHTMP/newindex.sorted
> 5 expireindex -a -o -z < $PATHTMP/newindex.sorted

   Hans Lambermont
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