Artsize still not quite right in CURRENT

bill davidsen davidsen at
Thu Apr 12 20:01:32 UTC 2001

Okay, last word on this until I find the problem, all of the article
retrieve software I've tried from 20010411 fails and hangs on some
articles. That's sm, innxmit and innfeed so far. The binaries from
20010222 work fine, but that innd had problems.

More Monday.

In article <200104121754.NAA20460 at>,
I <davidsen at> wrote:
| The article size woes in logartsize output and overview are not quite
| gone... In verifying that the 20010411 version had really fixed the
| problem, I found that on Linux with largefile support, it hasn't, quite.
| I wrote a small script to grab the output of innd in the 'news' log,
| extract the message-id and size, get the token, and pass the token to sm
| and count the returned bytes.
| In about 40 (of 100) articles tested, the data returned by sm was one
| byte larger than that logged. I found no rhyme or reason for this, and
| it isn't quickly breaking anything, I just wonder if articles being fed
| are getting one byte longer as they go by. I think it's the reported
| count which is off-by-one, the article text looks correct.
bill davidsen <davidsen at>
  CTO, TMR Associates, Inc
Doing interesting things with little computers since 1979.

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