replication is unable to fix uidvalidity difference

David Carter dpc22 at
Mon Sep 3 05:07:36 EDT 2007

On Mon, 3 Sep 2007, Bron Gondwana wrote:

> Our "checkreplication" script has managed to find uidvalidity
> differences between a couple of folders.  I'm not sure how they
> crept in, probably other bugs causing reconstructs with missing
> index files or something.  Anyway...
> Reading the sync_client protocol, I notice that do_mailbox_single
> doesn't actually send the uidvalidity as part of the local mailbox
> status from the server, so it can't even tell there's a difference.

Oops, yes. I think that this can only happen if the UIDvalidity changes 
while the UniqueID remains the same, which means reconstruct on a mailbox 
which is missing cyrus.header.

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