Think I found a bunch of the makehistory problem

Russ Allbery rra at
Mon Mar 11 04:21:09 UTC 2002

Jeffrey M Vinocur <jeff at> writes:

> And finally, in the logs, we had lots of:

> Mar 10 21:29:26 marduk makehistory[15420]: tradindexed: repacking group
> rec.arts.sf.written, offset 371
> Mar 10 21:29:26 marduk makehistory[15420]: tradindexed: packgroup cant
> write to
> /usr/local/news/spool/overview/r/a/s/w/rec.arts.sf.written-NEW.IDX: No
> such file or directory

Yeah, that really looks like pwrite failing with a nonsensical error
message, which I bet means that we need an xpwrite wrapper to retry until
it finishes writing.  Bleh.

> P.S.  Since when does makehistory take care of generating
> history.{dir,index,hash}?  Or am I hallucinating that I used to run
> makedbz?

Hm, I thought makedbz did that too, but maybe the history API moved things

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