Boomerang 4

Rob Riggs
Tue Jul 7 20:55:34 1998

The last patch had a buglet. This fixes the problem with
integer overflows. This is a slightly better way to avoid
overflowing the ring buffer indexes. (And, yes, gcc did tell
me the previous patch had a problem -- if only I'd looked.)
Its main drawback is that it is a tad bit slower. (It resets
the ring buffer counters more frequently, but we get to see
any problems *much* sooner.)

If you are interested, the patch is available at:

Get that patch only if you feel like taking the plunge
into the unknown or if you want to make sure I haven't
screwed up something else along the way. I am currently
running with this patch on my backup server and it seems

I have put my notes on this patch at the following URL:

Check it out if you are interested.

Many thanks to those who are helping me get this fix
straight. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated.

Rob Riggs                        Devil's Thumb Entertainment
Network Administrator            Boulder, CO - (303) 938-1200
rob@DevilsThumb.COM              http://www.DevilsThumb.COM/~rob
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