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Re: [leafnode-list] Newsgroup seems corrupted

On the question of the "unterminated loop", the description given is pretty 
accurate.  I didn't notice the hard drive going, but gkrellm showed the 
CPU suddenly going flat out, and knode topped the list in "top," making it 
easy to kill.


On Thu, 30 Jan 2003 08:50 am, Matthias Andree wrote:
> Doug Laidlaw <laidlaws@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > "Knode has a bug.
> >
> > "If header of the originating message refers back to itself, Knode gets
> > thrown into a loop and winds up taking CPU time and grinding away at the
> > hard drive.
> >
> > "There is such a message in alt.os.linux.mandrake.  It's in the 'rar
> > file' thread."
> >
> > The "rar" thread is dated 28 January according to a Knode search (which
> > doesn't open
> > the article.)
> >
> > I have texpire set at 10 days and I haven't read the article he mentions,
> > so I only need to wait.  I can even set it shotrer for this ng.
> If that are the facts, then KNode should be disposed of right
> away. If they don't fix "unterminated loop" on short notice, their
> software and their management of that crisis is inadequate for any
> serious use.
> There are other good newsreaders, Pan, slrn, tin, emacs+gnus, ...

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