History not expiring

Eddie Stassen eddies at saix.net
Thu Apr 13 07:45:07 UTC 2000



Russ Allbery wrote:
> 
> Eddie Stassen <eddies at saix.net> writes:
> 
> > Now I have noticed something strange.  I was under the impression that
> > my daily expire would remove old articles from the history file, but the
> > very first entry in my history file has a timestamp of Feb 17 (the day I
> > rebuilt my setup) even though my expiry is set for 10 days.  The
> > overview seems to be expiring correctly but the history just keeps on
> > growing.
> 
> What does your nightly news.daily run look like, and what's the /remember/
> line in your expire.ctl file?
> 
> --
> Russ Allbery (rra at stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

I have set remember to 10 in a futile attempt to stop my history file
growing:

/remember/:10

Output from last 'good' nightly news.daily run:

Expire messages:
expire begin Sun Apr  9 03:03:32 SAT 2000: (-v1 -c -e '-d/tmp'
'-rExpiring 16298 on /tmp' -z/usr/local/news/log/expire.rm
-u/usr/local/news/log/expire.index.rm
-Z/usr/local/news/log/expire.lowmark)
    Article lines processed 17081248
    Articles retained       17081248
    Entries expired                0
    Articles dropped               0
    Overview index dropped         0
    Old entries dropped       147562
    Old entries retained      736614
expire end Sun Apr  9 04:54:55 SAT 2000
        all done Sun Apr  9 05:16:13 SAT 2000
lowmarkrenumber begin Sun Apr  9 05:16:13 SAT 2000:
(/usr/local/news/log/expire.lowmark)
lowmarkrenumber end Sun Apr  9 05:16:16 SAT 2000
        expireindex start Sun Apr  9 05:16:17 SAT 2000
        expireindex end Sun Apr  9 05:16:17 SAT 2000

Exiry has not run for the last two days due to the history file size:

expire.log:

expire begin Thu Apr 13 03:03:56 SAT 2000: (-v1 -c -e '-d/tmp'
'-rExpiring 6798 on /tmp' -z/usr/loca
l/news/log/expire.rm -u/usr/local/news/log/expire.index.rm
-Z/usr/local/news/log/expire.lowmark)
    Can't reserve server
    Article lines processed        0
    Articles retained              0
    Entries expired                0
    Files unlinked                 0
    Old entries dropped            0
    Old entries retained           0
expire end Thu Apr 13 03:03:57 SAT 2000

Eddie Stassen
eddie at saix.net



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