statuscache and fatal

Bron Gondwana brong at
Wed Nov 4 07:39:20 EST 2009

On Wed, Nov 04, 2009 at 11:30:20AM +0100, Cyril Servant wrote:
> Hello,
> I wonder why is a "fatal" function called when the statuscache backend
> can't be opened. This makes the process terminate (then fork again,
> then terminate, then...). This is not logical, because statuscache
> is... a cache ! Cyrus should work fine without (and actually, it does,
> with the patch attached).
> As we use an sql backend for statuscache, when the sql server is not
> available, we prefer that cyrus-imapd works without cache than a total
> breakdown.

You have a good point :)  I've committed a patch for it to CVS.  I also
protected the rest of the functions by not setting statuscache_dbopen
and by testing for it at the start of each entry point.


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