problem: core dump, history-file > 2 GB

Jarle Aase jgaa at
Tue Jun 28 00:52:57 UTC 2005

man, 27,.06.2005 kl. 16.56 -0700, skrev Russ Allbery:
> Jarle Aase <jgaa at> writes:
> > I have a critical problem with inn2. It appears that the history-file
> > has exeeded the 2G limit, and every time I start inn, it just crash with
> > a core-dump.
> > Questions:
> >   1) How do I recover (fast) from the problem? I have
> >         30 peers that tries to feed me.
> Decrease the size of the history file and then run makedbz to regenerate
> the indices.  The fastest way to decrease the size of the history file is
> to remove any lines that don't contain tokens (@...@), as those are for
> messages you don't have on disk.

The problem is that I have quite a few messages on the disks ;)

> >   2) How do I perevent this from happening again?
> Either reduce your history retention (/remember/ in expire.ctl) or rebuild
> INN with large file support.

If I rebuild with support for large files, how is the best way to
restore the current messages? (I have some important groups in
tradspool, but most messages are strored in cycbuffs).

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