Opened 11 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 10 years ago

#96 closed task (fixed)

Remove crosspost backend program

Reported by: Julien ÉLIE Owned by: eagle
Priority: low Milestone: 2.5.0
Component: storage Version: 2.4.5
Severity: minor Keywords:
Cc:

Description

The crosspost backend program has not been installed since INN 2.3.0; it does not work any longer, even with traditional spool, because the storage manager code does not have access to the "DoLinks" (-L) flag setting of innd.

According to Russ Allbery in an inn-workers posting, "the idea is that with a tradspool spool, you can offload the process of creating symlinks to a separate process and do a bit more work in parallel. However, at this point, anyone who cares a lot about performance is probably using a different storage backend for most of their groups. At this point, I think we can just delete it."

The program still existed in the source tree in case someone would want to clean it up and make it useable again. It does not seem to be worthwile.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Julien ÉLIE

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

(In [8242]) Remove the crosspost backend program (broken since INN 2.3.0,
and not much useful nowadays).
Update documentation and innreport.

close #96

comment:2 Changed 10 years ago by Julien ÉLIE

Milestone: 2.5.0
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