#19 Killed when retrieving headers

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nobody
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2003-10-04
2003-09-22
Pharos
No

I get the following error when selecting huge newsgroups:

[pharos@callisto friends]$ nget -g
alt.binaries.boneless -r 'friends_s4'
make_connection(1,newszilla.xs4all.nl,nntp,0xbfffe3b0,512)
Connecting to 194.109.133.20:119
h >> 200 dreader4.news.xs4all.nl NNRP Service Ready -
newsmaster@xs4all.nl (posting ok).
h << GROUP alt.binaries.boneless
h >> 211 600001 29408733 30008733 alt.binaries.boneless
Flushing headers 22891575-23276095(384521): 384520
(384515,16682)
Retrieving headers 29408733-30008733 :
443207/599996/600001 73% 67620B/s 10m56sKilled

Smaller groups have no problems. The news server is a
Diablo newsserver on BSD. Client is a Red Hat 7.2 with
nget 0.24.1. I have emptied the local cache directory.

Discussion

  • Logged In: YES
    user_id=65253

    So is it simply exhausting your memory and getting killed by
    the OOM (out-of-memory) killer? How much ram/swap do you
    have? Do you have any ulimit set for max memory per process?

     
  • Pharos
    Pharos
    2003-10-04

    Logged In: YES
    user_id=587870

    Ulimit was on default values. Seems to work fine since i
    doubled the ram on my server. I have been downloading
    without errors for a week now.

     
  • Pharos
    Pharos
    2003-10-04

    • status: open --> closed