[cairo] Server RAID failure and cairo mailing list archives

Jakub Piotr Cłapa jpc at pld-linux.org
Mon Aug 15 14:24:49 PDT 2005

Carl Worth wrote:
> The machine that hosts cairographics.org recently suffered some disk
> failure[*].
> I had a pre-failure, rsync-based copy of the cairo CVS repository
> which I compared against a post-failure version. The differences that
> I saw all seem to correlate with recent commits, so I believe the CVS
> repository is unaffected by the failure.
> The mailing list archives were definitely affected. As of this
> morning, several of the index pages from the last few months were
> filled with garbage. I ran the command to rebuild the archives from
> the giant mbox file that mailman maintains. After the rebuild, the
> archive indexes look much better. They're not quite perfect, as can be
> seen by the few "No subject" messages with partial contents at the end
> of this page:
> http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/cairo/2005-August/thread.html
> I personally don't plan to put much more effort into repairing things
> further. But if anyone wants to look at the .mbox files and find the
> corrupted messages, we could replace them with known-good messages
> from private copies. I can provide known-good messages from my private
> copy, and I can also supply the giant .mbox file that mailman uses if
> the per-month mbox files it provides on the web page are insufficient
> for tracking down the problems.

Maybe just send people to: http://news.gmane.org/gmane.comp.lib.cairo
I think GMane has a much better interface for browsing and reading 
archives than mailman. (they also should have the whole uncorrupted 
archive but you would have to ask yourself (as the list owner))

Jakub Piotr Cłapa

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