bad_newsgroup - xref slave
Miquel van Smoorenburg
list-inn-workers at news.cistron.nl
Sat Feb 15 20:59:56 UTC 2003
In article <ylof5dxpou.fsf at windlord.stanford.edu>,
Russ Allbery <rra at stanford.edu> wrote:
>Miquel van Smoorenburg <list-inn-workers at news.cistron.nl> writes:
>> Yup. So it appears that if a newsgroup is present on the master but not
>> on the slave, the slave dies (throttles at least). That's bad, no ?
>It's the way that Xref slaving has always worked, so far as I know. In
>order to do Xref slaving, you have to have identical newsgroup lists on
The thing is, a new newsgroup was created on the master but not
on the slave for some reason. Or the new group was created a tad
bit later on the slave, and one article already got through.
A race condition.
>I'm not sure what would be a better way of handling this.
Just ignore the non-existing group? Falling over and dying is a
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