controlchan doesn't work :-(

Russ Allbery rra at
Sun Feb 9 18:59:37 UTC 2003

Pavel V Knyazev <pasha at> writes:

> I still can't figure out why it doesn't work at all.  Every time we get
> a flood of control messages, our server gets *very* sluggish.

> 2 days ago someone has created a lot of new newsgroups (352), this has
> taken more than 1,5 hours to process. All this time the server has been
> busy doing this and only this. My log files were full of lines like
> these:

That's not a problem with controlchan; controlchan is working fine.
That's because INN has to close down all of its feeds and then restart
them all each time it has to create a new newsgroup.  That's a far more
fundamental problem, and controlchan won't help with it.

That's also why innfeed is restarting.

If you really want to honor all control messages, it's better to batch
them and then run them all with the server throttled.

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