Problems with expire

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Jan 15 17:04:16 UTC 2001

Paul Mindeman <mindeman at> writes:

> The system:
> Redhat 6.2
> INN 2.3 using CNFS for storage and traditional indexes
> 70 GB of space in a RAID-5 configuration

> For around the first week, everything was running reasonable smoothly.  
> Expireover and expire took about an hour to run each.  Starting on 
> Friday, expire has taken longer to run, taking 3 hours on friday, and 
> more than 30 hours on Saturday and through Sunday.  Expireover still 
> only takes an hour to run.  The history file is only twice as big as it 
> was a week ago, at 600MB.  The expire.ctl file is set to /remember/:10.

> Any ideas on why expire is taking so much longer to run?

How much memory does the system have?  Sounds like it's starting to swap
itself to death while rebuilding the history file.

Russ Allbery (rra at             <>

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