nnrpd & NEXT trouble

Alex Kiernan alexk at demon.net
Tue Jun 4 12:32:07 UTC 2002

"Jeffrey M. Vinocur" <jeff at litech.org> writes:

> On Thu, 30 May 2002, Pavel V. Knyazev wrote:
> > 211 47976 833479 881853 alt.binaries.sounds.mp3
> > next
> > [................NNRPD HANGS UP HERE FOR 60 SECS...............]
> > 223 842922 <gic5fuk1bgpc8i59q1i8sfree6asucsas1 at 4ax.com> Article retrieved;
> > reque
> > st text separately.
> Is nnrpdcheckart in inn.conf true?  If so, I bet that's the problem -- try 
> attaching to nnrpd with gdb and seeing if it is frantically opening and 
> closing articles to make sure they exist.
> I don't have a good solution; I never had this problem until relatively 
> recently, and it seems to have started suddenly despite the number of 
> articles in my never-expiring groups growing at a steady rate.  I had to 
> disable nnrpdcheckart, which is a user-visible change in trn (lots of 
> "skipping unavailable article" messages while reading), for lack of any 
> better ideas.

We've ended up doing the same thing here, on our NFS mounted reader
boxes they just went berserk checking articles during overview
operations (which isn't helped by us allowing NEWNEWS).

Alex Kiernan, Principal Engineer, Development, Thus PLC

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