Subject: Re: SUP time stamps
To: Rob Leland <>
From: Christos Zoulas <>
List: current-users
Date: 11/02/1995 10:28:59
On Nov 1, 11:29pm, (Rob Leland) wrote:
-- Subject: Re: SUP time stamps

| >    
| >    >So this morning Nov 1, I recompiled and installed the SUP from last night.
| >    >Then I did another SUP to see if anything else had changed.
| >    >SUP sent me a message saying it was resupping Changes since Oct 31 08:54
| >    >I am on Easter Standard Time, so what don't I understand???
| >    >Normally the time it tells me is the same as the time stamp on the files,
| >    >right?
| > 
| > did sup say it was "Updating" or "Receiving" the files ?  if it says
| > that it is updating, it just means that sup is noting that this file
| > is already upto date, *NOT* that it is downloading it again.  if it
| > says it is receiving, then, it is actually downloading the file.  i
| > just supped a couple of hours ago and i got everything updating, but
| > very few receiving.
| It was "Receiving" files. I have been supping files since March and it
| normally only takes about 5 Minutes to update the collection. This is 
| especially true since not alot has changed in the publically available
| current. Last night it took about 3 1/2 Hours of constant activity!
| Again I had last supped only 2 days before , so very little should have
| come down.
| I then supped about 12 hours later and I only brought down a few files.
| I Noted some changes with the sup sources I believe the if statements
| that tested the return values from "runio()" were changed, could this be
| a problem? Maybe not --all-- of the values tested need to be 
| (if runio() < 0 ...) and infact some still need to be (if runio() = !0)
| as they were before the change?

All the runio statements have been changed to if runio() != 0. This was the
bug. Notice that the server needs to be changed for this changes to take