Two bugs in 2.3.10-rc2 that cause segfaults

Bron Gondwana brong at
Tue Oct 16 23:18:02 EDT 2007

On Tue, 16 Oct 2007 12:22:28 -0400, "Ken Murchison" <murch at> said:
> Applied to CVS.  Thanks for hunting these down.

I tell you what - we were about 1/4 grumpy at you and 3/4 grumpy at the C
language for being so sharp and unfriendly.  Watching our least loaded
"real store" segfaulting left, right and centre after we rolled this out
to real users, and knowing we either had to downgrade the indexes and
roll back, or figure this thing out.  Nothing like pressure to make you
read those gdb traces.

(downgrading the indexes isn't actually insanely painful, it would have been
5 minutes work to rewrite my little Perl utility to switch back to version 9
format complete with pattern matching the GUID and deciding if it needed zeroing
or not, and another 10 minutes or so to run it over all the mailboxes.  It's
like admitting defeat though!)

  Bron Gondwana
  brong at

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