Help! Spool is getting bigger every few minutes.

Prakash Subramanian Prakash.Subramanian at
Wed May 8 09:46:31 UTC 2002


I recently started working on inn. INN v2.3.2 on solaris with the 
following configuration.

Spool storage: tradeindexed
overview storage: tradeindexed
groupbasedexpiry: true
expire.ctl is
historyfile size: 404975372 bytes

One of themain problem is articles are not expiring as seen from 
expire.log as follows. The news server has crashed, but I got them back 
by deleting overview and history and re-created  both from the spool.

 >ctlinnd mode
Server running
Allowing remote connections
Parameters c 7 i 50 (2) l 1000000 o 243 t 300 H 2 T 60 X 0 normal specified
Reserved Expiring process 19811
Readers separate enabled
Perl filtering enabled
 >ps -ef | grep expire
    news 19810 19809  0 00:26:38 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/sh 
/usr/local/news/bin/news.daily expireover lowmark
    news 19811 19810  5 00:26:38 ?       13:52 expire -v1
    news 21243 18277  1 02:12:04 pts/1    0:00 grep expire
    news 14514 14505  0 12:00:03 ?        0:00 /usr/bin/sh 
/usr/local/news/bin/news.daily expireover lowmark
    news 14505 29437  0 12:00:00 ?        0:00 sh -c 
/usr/local/news/bin/news.daily expireover lowmark

Why do I see 2 news.daily running here.
Also, I carry 2676 newsgroups according to my active file. For every 20 
minutes the spool is consistently increasing 15MB-20MB.  How do I track 
and stop this problem.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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