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Sun Mar 9 15:35:07 EST 2003
Dan> It seems you haven't programmed any sort of graceful recovery when
Dan> any data file becomes missing or corrupted, but just crash the
Dan> script altogether.
In the face of a corrupt database, all I think we could do is toss out the
database and work with no clues. Every message would wind up "unsure" with
a score of 0.50. Is that acceptable to you?
Dan> Once, the proxy wouldn't even start at all due to some data error
Dan> and I had to wipe its data files out entirely and start over.
In think that's about all it could do automatically.
Dan> Other times (like when the virus scanner kills a message in between
Dan> it being downloaded and being reviewed for ham/spam training
Dan> purposes), a message will show in the list of messages to review,
Dan> but when you try to do anything with it, the program crashes.
I think this could be more easily recovered from.
Dan> This process needs improving to reach a level of robustness needed
Dan> to use in a production environment rather than just for testing and
Dan> experimentation purposes.
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