More info: different APPEND behavior v2.1.15 / v2.2.6

Ken Murchison ken at
Wed Jul 14 15:17:00 EDT 2004

Andrew J Caird wrote:

> Hello all,
>   Upon further testing, this behavior seems to have surfaced between
> v2.2.3 and v2.2.4 and is also in v2.2.5 and v2.2.6.
>   The changes listed between v2.2.3 and v2.2.4 aren't too extensive; the
> only thing that looks like it could have impacted this behavior is:
>      o All incoming messages are now staged to disk before locking the
>        destination mailbox (locks are no longer held during a network
>        read).
> If it seems reasonable that this could be the problem, can someone point
> me in the right direction to try to track this down?

Yes, this is exactly the problem.  We're staging all of the messages, 
but not keeping track of the flags for each message.  You'll only see 
this when using MULTIAPPEND, which is what mailutil is doing.

I'm working on a fix against CVS HEAD right now.

Kenneth Murchison     Oceana Matrix Ltd.
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