2.4.2 oddity

Russ Allbery rra at stanford.edu
Mon Apr 11 21:32:52 UTC 2005

Dave Williams <dave at clues.com> writes:

> INN (built with largefile support) currently has three innfeed processes
> each servicing between 10 and 15 boxen apiece. Periodically I'm seeing
> one particular innfeed process grow beyond two gig in size before
> failing with

> [ID 801587 news.error] failed to malloc 4226867292 bytes at cnfs/cnfs.c 
> line 1354: Not enough space
> Which seems like a massive amount for the thing to be trying to grab -

That sounds like CNFS spool corruption to me.  Unfortunately, there aren't
a lot of good tools for cleaning that up right now.  It sounds like the
claimed size of the article is ridiculously large.

Setting cnfscheckfudgesize will help INN ignore any corrupted article
entries without crashing.

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