The infamous to-do list
rmtodd at ichotolot.servalan.com
Sat Jun 24 22:10:57 UTC 2000
In message <yl3dm3tmpd.fsf at windlord.stanford.edu>, Russ Allbery writes:
>I've just checked this into CURRENT. There are plenty of unclaimed
>projects; volunteers are always welcome. Send mail to inn-workers if you
>want to claim anything, and feel free to offer any additions to this list.
A minor comment...
>* innfeed breaks Xref slaving if it ever goes to a backlog, since it then
> starts sending articles out of order and most of the overview methods
> can't deal with this. There should be a configuration option that would
> cause it to spool any new articles if there's a backlog and always
> process the backlog in order. [Sven Paulus had a preliminary patch for
Um, AFAIK both tradindexed and buffindexed have no problem with being
fed article data out of order; I don't know about ovdb. I always understood
that the primary problem with this was not that overview would get confused,
but that readers on the slave server which connected at a time when article
n+2 made it there, but not articles n and n+1, would assume that articles
n and n+1 had been canceled and thus the readers would never show them even
if you connected later after those articles made it to the slave server.
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