Things for 2.3.13

Bron Gondwana brong at
Thu Sep 25 18:21:27 EDT 2008

On Thu, 25 Sep 2008 11:35:51 -0400, "Ken Murchison" <murch at> said:
> Wesley Craig wrote:
> > On 23 Sep 2008, at 22:43, Bron Gondwana wrote:
> >> That's my entire wishlist for 2.3.13 (plus the buffer size patch you
> >> already included)
> > 
> > I think there should be an RC2.
> > 
> > I don't see:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > included in RC1.  I gathered that *was* on your wishlist for 2.3.13.
> Isn't this the fix that Bron said needs more discussion?  Or am I 
> confusing it with something else.

As Wes said, this is the one that needs to go in!  I haven't put the
nested transaction stuff in Bugzilla yet, though it's in our running
builds now.  The biggest danger is that it allows unlimited depth,
which means something that didn't commit or abort correctly ONCE would
cause ALL later actions on that database to just be a nested item, and
it would never actually commit anything.  Subtle corruption bugs could

And I really want to put a "check no outstanding transactions" in the
db close function :)

> > . which looks for cases of MODSEQ being inappropriately set to 0 and 
> > correcting it to be 1.  Several buggy versions were released into the 
> > wild, so it's quite likely that there are MODSEQ 0 mailboxes out there.  
> > Xfer-ing them to a machine with this code in place will correct the 
> > corruption.  Xfer-ing them to a machine without this code in place 
> > causes sync_client to die.

Interesting..  I thought I pushed a fix for this into 2.3.7 already, but
maybe that was only to stop imapd crashing.

  Bron Gondwana
  brong at

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