active file has strange low/hi mark values

Eric McDonald ericm at
Thu Jun 28 22:44:06 UTC 2001

Yes--I've completely rm -rf *'d the overview database and rebuilt it
recently (both uniover and overview dirs).

I'm using uniover with cnnfs, and I have both an overview and a uniover in
my /var/spool/news directory.

I then ran the makehistory command:

makehistory -x -t h -O -I <somefile>

along with sort -t' ' +1 -2 <somefile> | expireindex -a -o -z

to follow and it rebuilt my uniover and overview directories...

The bogus #'s come right back.  It's some type of range error in the type
with Linux on Sparc maybe?

-----Original Message-----
From: Jeffrey M. Vinocur [mailto:jeff at]On Behalf Of
Jeffrey M. Vinocur
Sent: Thursday, June 28, 2001 3:30 PM
To: Eric McDonald
Cc: inn-workers at
Subject: RE: active file has strange low/hi mark values

On Thu, 28 Jun 2001, Eric McDonald wrote:

> Where does renumber get this value from?  What algorithm is it going
> to determine the low mark?

It's from the overview database.  Did you wipe out overview before
rebuilding it?  (What overview method are you using?)

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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