Possible reason for "rnews: cant unspool"?

Paul Marques Mota mota at april.org
Tue Jun 7 12:27:19 UTC 2005

On Mon, Jun 06, 2005 at 11:08:53PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Felix E Klee <felix.klee at inka.de> writes:
> > Paul Marques Mota wrote:
> >> You missed news.notice:
> >> Apr  7 22:32:29 genba rnews: unknown_reply after article 400 loadav
> >> [innwatch:load] 1977 gt 1500

Raising the severity of this message in the rnews code so that it ends
up in news.crit or news.err, and then in the nighly report would be a
nice work-around for now...

> > I still wonder what is the origin of the problem.  Surely load was high,
> > but that's no reason for messages to end up in "incoming/bad".
> rnews really should just defer the articles if INN is throttled, but right
> now it doesn't have a great way to do that.  I wonder if rnews should try
> to query the local control socket to get INN's status before trying to
> post messages, at least in -U mode.
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