quota warning problem - Is it a bug of cyrus imap?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at andrew.cmu.edu
Thu Jul 3 11:38:46 EDT 2003

On Thu, 3 Jul 2003, John Alton Tamplin wrote:

> So the quota used for a particular mailbox (independent of the quota
> root it belongs to) is stored in cyrus.index as a 32-bit network
> byte-order integer, right?  It looks like that could be handled in an
> upwards-compatible way either by checking the start offset just like it
> is done for pop3_last_login, uidvalidity, flags, and pop3_new_uidl or by
> using a new minor number in the index file.  If the former approach is
> used, the high 32 bits would have to be stored at the end, while with a
> new minor version of the format it could be kept together.
> Since the actual quota files are in ASCII, it is trivial to support
> upwards compatibility -- just include code capable of reading/writing
> 64-bit numbers.

Yes.  How the upgrade would be done is pretty much a solved problem.

> How about creating a new type, which can be long long on appropriate
> platforms or a struct { unsigned long hi, lo; } on ones without long
> long support, and a set of functions for reading, writing, and math on
> these types?  Those could be macros or inline functions for platforms
> with long long support and not lose much efficiency, while still
> supporting older/smaller platforms.

I don't see any problems with this implementation offhand.


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

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