innxmit running out of file handles and buffers while requeueing

David L. Nicol david at
Tue Aug 7 23:38:30 UTC 2001

Now that it has caught up, it doesn't seem to be having
problems any more, but:

in the degenerate case of, I hadn't been sending news out for
a long time and finally reactivated nntpsend's line in the cron
table, the nntpsend log filled up with lines complaining about
too many open files and later, running out of memory while
attempting to requeue articles.

Does anyone feel that addressing this, perhaps through better
memory management, or implementing an error message system
that can remark "error repeated 20 times with different
article", for intance, or better recycling of file handles,
within innxmit, is worthwhile?

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