• All nodes stuck in event?

    From Max Haven@VERT to All on Sat Nov 8 06:37:00 2014
    HELP! I updated my BBS from CVS the other day (2014 Nov 5). The compile went ok and it looks like everything came back online properly but no mail is being tossed. Apparently the system is stuckin an event and I can't make it stop.

    When this first happened, I spent some time with Uncle Google and found a message from some years back that said to delete the CTRL/NODE.DAB and CTRL/TIME.DAB files. I shut down the board, deleted those files and restarted the board. The files were recreated but the problem remains. What can I do to fix this?


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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Max Haven on Sat Nov 8 15:39:00 2014
    Re: All nodes stuck in event?
    By: Max Haven to All on Sat Nov 08 2014 05:18 am

    HELP! I updated my BBS from CVS the other day (2014 Nov 5). The compile
    went ok and it looks like everything came back online properly but no mail
    is being tossed. Apparently the system is stuck in an event and I can't
    make it stop.

    When this first happened, I spent some time with Uncle Google and found a message from some years back that said to delete the CTRL/NODE.DAB and CTRL/TIME.DAB files. I shut down the board, deleted those files and restarted the board. The files were recreated but the problem remains. What can I do to fix this?

    Can you describe the problem in more detail and/or provide log output (e.g. from syslog)?

    digital man

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  • From Access Denied@VERT to Max Haven on Sat Nov 8 20:39:00 2014
    Hello Max,

    On 08 Nov 14 05:18, Max Haven wrote to All:

    HELP! I updated my BBS from CVS the other day (2014 Nov 5). The
    compile went ok and it looks like everything came back online properly
    but no mail is being tossed. Apparently the system isstuck in an
    event and I can't make it stop.

    When this first happened, I spent some time with Uncle Google and
    found a message from some years back that said to delete the
    CTRL/NODE.DAB and CTRL/TIME.DAB files. I shut down the board, deleted those files and restarted the board. The files were recreated but the problem remains. What can I do to fix this?

    I'm going to attempt a guess here, and say that when you originally shut it down to upgrade an event was running. Check your /sbbs/data directory for an odd event semaphore (*.now) that may not have been deleted because the event was terminated abruptly. If you see something like "fidoin.now" just sitting in