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[leafnode-list] Re: strange problem

Nick C <chakynet@xxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> On 18.03.2007 11:27, Matthias Andree wrote:
>>> And sometimes i see this:
>>> Mar 18 03:00:01 ubuntu fetchnews[3474]: erased stale pid 3436 host
>>> ubuntu.apartmani-cakelic.hr lockfile /var/spool/news/leaf.node/lock.file
>> And that means that some former fetchnews[3436] or textpire[3436] had
>> crashed. Can you figure out what the process with PID 3436 did before it
>> crashed (presumably) last night?
> Hmm, I think I have found the problem. Maybe it have to do something with
> the news.mozilla.org NNTP server. Here's the log:
> Mar 18 11:31:33 ubuntu fetchnews[6178]: mozilla.support.seamonkey: 1
> articles fetched (to 1051), 0 killed
> Mar 18 12:00:01 ubuntu fetchnews[6389]: fetchnews: Not automatically
> unsubscribing unread newsgroups.
> Have a look at the timestamp (30 min distance). At 11:30 it starting fetch
> process, but as you can see it does not finish it. It does not write down
> how many articles it has fetched in this process.

So it has apparently died when fetching articles from the group it
polled after mozilla.support.seamonkey, which I'd like to have

Could you provide me with the output of:

ls -U /var/spool/news/interesting.groups
cat /var/spool/news/leaf.node/news.mozilla.org

so as to reduce the problem space for my hunt?

Matthias Andree
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