cnfs_store() xwritev() failed

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon May 8 23:58:56 UTC 2000

Bruce Blaser <blaser at> writes:

> I've been running INN 2.2.2 with cnfs on Redhat 6.2 for more than a
> month without problems but now I am getting this error:

> May  7 19:55:01 vnet innd: SERVER cant store article: cnfs_store()
> xwritev() failed
> May  7 19:55:01 vnet innd: CNFS-sm: cnfs_store xwritev failed for 'SIX'
> offset 0x5d84000: Input/output error

> which causes innd to throttle and not accept any articles.  The SIX
> cycbuff was on its 5th cycle and cnfsstat showed it at only 18% used.

> Another cycbuff in the same metacycbuff as SIX did this last Friday as
> well, with the same Input/output error (I just swapped in a new cycbuff
> as a temporary fix).  I'd appreciate any advice/solutions anyone might
> have.

Chances are pretty high that this is a hardware problem (a disk error,
most likely).  Does the machine syslog report any SCSI errors?

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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