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Month: August 2015

Re: [trinity-users] 32 bit file count overflow?

From: Gene Heskett <gheskett@...>
Date: Sun, 16 Aug 2015 03:17:33 -0400
On Sunday 16 August 2015 02:38:48 Michele Calgaro wrote:

> On 08/16/2015 06:58 AM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> > My inbox, which has no expiry rules set, has gone from a 6 digit msg
> > count encompassing dates back to 2002, had suddenly lost quite a few
> > years worth of content, and is now showing 1522 msgs, for 91.2
> > megabytes.
> >
> > Loosely confirmed by a du -h performed in my Mail/inbox directory,
> > so they are truly gone.
> >
> > 3 or so months ago, it was showing close to 695,000 msgs, and about
> > 12 gigabytyes.  However, another folder which also has no expiry
> > rules, is showing north of 87,000 mesgs, & 481 megs occupied.
> >
> > Does anyone have a clue where they may have gone?
> >
> > Cheers, Gene Heskett
> Difficult to say :-)
> But definitely *NOT* a 32 bit file count overflow, since the limit for
> 32 bit unsigned counters is in the region of 4.3G and signed ones
> 2.1G, so well above 695000.
> I would definitely do things from CLI, but if you prefer graphical
> tools, you may consider installing Filelight (if not already done) and
> use it to try to locate the "big" folder with all your emails. Or use
> Konqueror -> View -> View mode -> RadialMap view (not 100% but
> probably it requires Filelight to be installed anyway).
> Cheers
>   Michele
I may have found about 2.5 gigs worth, in a backup directory I had made 
before installing TDE.  My script might be able to handle that as 
incoming mail if I only move 5 or so at a time back 
into /var/spool/mail/gene.  But mc, tha handiest way to do that is too 
fast if the whole thing is selected.  So I'll see what I can do.  Do any 
of our copy utils have an optional time delay between file copies, say 3 
seconds so that kmail and my mailwatcher script would treat them as 
normal incoming email?  I wouldn't care if it took a few hours.

Thanks Michele.

Cheers, Gene Heskett
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