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[leafnode-list] Re: Some questions about texpire.

Am Donnerstag, den 15.11.2007, 01:20 +0000 schrieb Adam Funk:
> (I'm using the 1.11.6 Ubuntu leafnode package.)
> I noticed the following messages at the end of texpire's run:
> Nov 14 08:02:05 bunsen texpire[10114]: corrupt "mids" file
> Nov 14 08:03:13 bunsen texpire[10114]: message.id/: 2262 articles deleted, 1080228 kept
> Nov 14 08:03:13 bunsen texpire[10114]: wrote active file with 57551 lines
> Is 'corrupt "mids" file' just a warning (texpire saying, "I found a
> corrupt file and fixed it") or do I need to do anything about it?

No need for action - mids file corruption is usually harmless unless it
happens again and again, and then we'd have to look at the cause.

> I'm also curious as to what may have caused this.

Good question, might be an application abort/crash or system crash.
If any leafnode program logged removing a stale lockfile previously
(especially one that texpire had left behind), that would be it.

Else I would have to see the "mids" file to make any sustainable
statement - the difficulty however is, since texpire opens and deletes
the file before it reads it, it's already gone for the rest of the world
when leafnode detects corruption...

The mids files are maintained by texpire itself for robustness purposes
during the expire process, and recreated every time texpire runs.

> Also, my texpire run takes a long time every morning since I set 
> "create_all_links = 1" to improve Xref scoring in my news client.

That's sort of expected if you have many articles crossposted to many

> Would it do any harm if I moved /etc/cron.daily/leafnode (which runs
> texpire) into /etc/cron.weekly ?

If you have sufficient space in /var to keep articles longer, it is


Matthias Andree <matthias.andree@xxxxxx>

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