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Re: [leafnode-list] Lock File Problems

On Fri, 9 May 2003, Matthias Andree wrote:

> Gerry Doris schrieb am 2003-05-08:
> > I've been running version 1.9.39 and have been seeing a number of lock
> > file problems lately.  I don't know if it's something with my system or if
> > the problem is with leafnode.  In any case, the lock file isn't always
> > being removed properly after leafnode completes.  This is happenning every
> > couple of days and seems to have only recently started.
> > 
> > I did notice when I go in to manually remove the lock file that it's now
> > located in the leafnode directory instead of /var/lock/news but I don't
> > know when that change occurred.
> That particular change occurred with 1.9.37, but it's got nothing to do
> with stale lock files lying around. Do your log files hint to any
> crashes of fetchnews or texpire?

The only reference lately that I've been able to find is on 
May 5 at 02:15:01 when fetchnews erased a stale lock.file and on May 6 
fetchnews complained about an illegal article:broken pipe.  There is no 
mention of yesterday's or today's stuck lock.file.

texpire runs faithfully every night and has never hung.  It's only 
fetchnews that has been having problems.  I've been calling it once an 
hour.  I'm going to change this to once every 6 hours and see if there's a 


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