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Re: [leafnode-list] Hangs/Error during fetchnews retrieval

"John Carlyle-Clarke" <john.cc@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> Not come across these before, but it seems strace requires kernel patching.
> Is there not a way to recompile/switch leafnode so that it gives more
> debugging trace?

I don't patch my kernel to make strace work. What kernel, what kernel
version and what strace version do you have?

> I did run 2.0b8 for a while.  The fetchnews problems I had with 1.9.18 made
> me try it.  I found that while it didn't hang during fetches, it did have
> other reliability problems.  Often it started segfaulting during
> fetches.

2.0b8_ma8 or _ma9rc3 should be more stable.

> Often it would "lose" large numbers of groups from the group list.  The last
> problem I had which made me delete /var/spool/news and go back to
> 1.9.x was

1.9.19 shares the "lose groups from the group list" problem unless you
add my fix-locking-patch from http://mandree.home.pages.de/leafnode/

Matthias Andree

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."         Benjamin Franklin

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