Towards a 2.4.4 release

William Kronert wkronert at
Thu Apr 3 16:57:39 UTC 2008

Hi Julien,

On Thu, 3 Apr 2008, [Windows-1252] Julien ÉLIE wrote:
> > That would be very nice.  I know I may sound like a broken record but will
> > this 2.4.4 release have the fix for this ongoing bug in connection.c,
> > i.e.?
> > assertion -- cxn != NULL -- failed in file connection.c line 1276
> >
> > If not fix in the 2.4.4 version will it be fix in the 2.5 version that you
> > hope to release?
> I told you last year that lots of these assertions errors were cleaned up
> by Russ in INN 2.5.  I do not see any error on my INN 2.5 but I have a
> very little feed so I believe it should be tested on a news server with
> a full feed and several dozens of peers.

Yes, I do remember you mentioning Russ's 2.5.  I guess I am not
understanding something.  Where do you get Russ's 2.5 version or is this
the same 2.5 that you are currently working on and hasn't been released
yet (stable version that is)?

I never did get this error till I started adding a lot of peers.  I don't
think it is the number of peers but the more peers you have the greater
the chances are of a peer replying out of order (as Russ thought that was
the causing of it).  We currently have 50 peers, I never noticed it till
we got pass the 20 or so mark of peers.

I average about 12-18 of these errors/day.  It may not be a big deal to
some but as far as I am concern it is a bug that causes your innfeed to
restart, anything that causes this is not a good thing, in my opinion and
needs fixing.

If you do a google on, 
"assertion -- cxn != NULL -- failed in file connection.c line 1276"
You will see a lot of news servers who are having this issue.


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