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Month: October 2019

Re: ignored kmail crash reports.

From: deloptes <deloptes@...>
Date: Tue, 15 Oct 2019 19:45:14 +0200
Gene Heskett wrote:

> Greetings all;

Hi Gene,

> Are you send those to /dev/null? I've sent a whole bunch of them.

I do not know what you are talking about, but I recall you mentioned before
you had issues with your mailbox/es.

> These crashes always seem to be preceded by a couple days of a kmail
> session burning up a core of 4 cores, bouncing to the next available
> core, at 99 to 100% at 15 second or so intervals.

AFAIR you are using local MailDir with tons of mail

> These seem to be related to kmail finding trash files in its database,
> causing problems while re-indexing. I have two folders which are
> subfolders with a given years messages manually sorted into that years
> corpus.

I recall experiencing similar with KDE3 like 12y ago. Unpleasant situation
for sure!

> When I relaunch kmail after one of these crashes, I am getting advisories
> that so-and-so has an index problem, and its generally the top level
> folder, and 2 or 3 of its subfolders that are named. ´┐ŻAnd the older
> folders are slowly being emptied, as in messages are disappearing
> despite having no expiry set up.
> Can anything be done, or is there something I can check-uncheck
> someplace?

I don't know exactly, but I know what solved my problems was to setup imap
server between the directory structure and the client. The server where the
mails are is 4cores/32GB mem, however the server is not very fast - I am
not sure why - I suspect the disks are not the fastest, but I do not
experience any issue with mails.

Few years ago I integrated  dbmail for a customer. It is extremely fast.
Think about migrating those tons of mails.

I know it is not exactly an answer, but I can not think of any other. As for
kmail I have not looked into it in detail, but it is complex - one has to
be able to reproduce the problem to help you find a solution.

Also are you sure nothing else is using your local Maildir? I know you have
many scripts for this and that.