Theory questions about ovdb

Bettina Fink laura at
Sun Jul 9 15:24:15 UTC 2000

Heath Kehoe <heath.kehoe at> wrote:

> While looking at the code, I realized that there is a bug:  the
> variable that delete_old_stuff compares the timestamp against
> only gets initialized if groupbaseexpiry is on.  So if
> groupbaseexpiry is off, that variable will be 0, and
> delete_all_records will never be called.  I'll get a patch out
> today to fix that.

I don't know if this is related:

I use ovdb in combination with groupbaseexpiry set to "false" and
it seems to me that ~/spool/overview is getting bigger and bigger.

The server started with a relation of 100 MB articles needing about
20 MB overview, that relation went worse each day, now it's 100 MB
articles needing about 30 MB overview. And my newsreader (tin) tells
me in group overview index that control.cancel has 89133 articles.
Entering the group there are "only" 67596 articles, so it looks like
the overviews are not in sync with the spool.

Other example, news.lists.filters: 58159 articles shown by tin in
group overview index, after entering the group there are only 33679
articles. I see these discrepancies with each and every group.

INN is inn-BETA-20000709, updated from inn-BETA-20000708, 07, 06 ...


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