Rebuilding group.index

Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen larsi at
Thu Nov 11 00:06:36 UTC 2004

Russ Allbery <rra at> writes:

> group.index was probably fine; it doesn't contain any offsets.  What
> probably broken were all of the individual .IDX files for every individual
> group.

Oops; I looked at the definition of GROUPENTRY in buffindexed.c
instead of the tradindexed one.  The former has an off_t, while the
latter doesn't.  

> Although, I don't know if ino_t changes with large file support;
> if it does, you have to patch up group.index as well.
> The fastest recovery mechanism is going to be to rewrite all of the .IDX
> file to handle the change in data types.  The .IDX file is just a bunch of
> these:

That looks very simple, indeed.  I'll take a whack at doing that...


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