Cyrus Newbie

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Fri Aug 22 09:45:19 EDT 2003

On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Ron McKeating wrote:

> It all seems to work but the first time you connect it takes a hugely
> long time to download your folders (a few hours) after which you can
> connect from any client anywhere and all works well, very quick. We have
> a perl script which do a reconstruct on each mailbox after we have
> created them so I am not sure what the problem is. Why is there such a
> long delay when you first connect. I think the server must be doing some
> sort of indexing or something.

Cyrus doesn't perform any indexing when it first opens a reconstructed
mailbox, so I'm not sure what this might be.  Running strace/truss on the
"slow" imapds might be revealing.

It does reconstruct seen state, but if seen state doesn't exist, that
shouldn't take any noticable time at all.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

More information about the Info-cyrus mailing list