cycbuffs and expire

Jeffrey M. Vinocur jeff at
Mon Sep 24 15:49:45 UTC 2001

On Mon, 24 Sep 2001, Alan Shackelford wrote:

> I think I have read that cycbuffs have a "fifo" quality that lets the
> articles fall into the bit bucket when the cycbuff gets full, oldest
> articles first.

Yes, that's the idea.

>    So, my question is, couldn't an admin carefully construct a group of
> cycbuffs and place the article hierarchies within them in such a way that
> the entire expire process could be bypassed?

Umm, unless you continually add disk space, you'll eventually fill up and
have to start deleting articles somehow.

Jeffrey M. Vinocur
jeff at

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