The infamous to-do list

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Jun 25 06:59:10 UTC 2000

Richard Todd <rmtodd at> writes:

> Um, AFAIK both tradindexed and buffindexed have no problem with being
> fed article data out of order; I don't know about ovdb.

Huh, I thought they did.  I must have misunderstood something.

> 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.

Changed to this explanation.  Thanks.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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