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Re: [leafnode-list] Fetchnews: maxnews will not accept value
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > So should initialfetch be removed once it has been used? Will it limit
> > subsequent fetches?
> Without looking into the leafnode code, I touched that a long time ago:
> initialfetch should apply only to newly fetched groups.
I re-pasted the rest of the deleted text after this message because it
will save re-explaining what's been happening.
I believe the reason I was having a problem in the first place was that I
kept resetting the lo-mark of the async group back down to 1, and fetchnews
interpreted that as an "initialfetch" condition. That makes sense, and I
don't think it's a bug, just the goofy way I was attempting to use it.
However, I have a couple of other groups that WERE being restricted by
initialfetch, and they were definitely not new groups, but rather ones
that had been ongoing. As soon as I removed initialfetch, THAT problem
went away. I haven't had time since to generate and mail some decent logs
that show the problem, but I can if it's something somebody wants to fix.
(Of course, I may just prove myself wrong. It's certainly been known to
happen before. *grin*)
On Thu, 28 Feb 2002 18:12, you wrote:
> Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> > On Wed, 27 Feb 2002, Cornelius Krasel wrote:
> > > Michael O'Quinn wrote:
> > > > Being able to set maxfetch to a much higher value would make life
> > > > much easier. Even better being would be the ability to set it to
> > > > infinity. ("maxfetfch = 0"?)
> > >
> > > If you don't set maxfetch, fetchnews will retrieve an indefinite number
> > > of articles. There is no internal restriction on maxfetch I know of.
> > That's what I thought would happen too, but it just ain't so!
> > I made sure there was no maxfetch set, and then let 'er rip...
> > > Feb 27 16:13:30 shire fetchnews: Read server info from
> > > /var/spool/news/leaf.node/clark.oquinn.info Feb 27 16:13:30 shire
> > > fetchnews: >GROUP async^M
> > > Feb 27 16:13:31 shire fetchnews: <211 775 1010406565 1014601648
> > > async selected Feb 27 16:13:31 shire fetchnews: skipping articles
> > > 1-1014581648 inclusive (initial limit) Feb 27 16:13:31 shire
> > > fetchnews: >XHDR Message-ID 1014581649-1014601648^M
> > Taking the numbers on the last line and subtracting the smaller from the
> > larger yields a difference of 19999.
> It's because you retrieve the group for the first time and have set
> initialfetch (that's what your logfile says).
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