Strange bug in cyrus (missing folders with reconstruct !)

Denis BUCHER dbucherml at
Thu Dec 17 06:45:17 EST 2009

Dear Patrick,

Patrick Boutilier a écrit :
>> When doing /usr/sbin/cyrreconstruct -rf user.psmith I have a very very
>> strange behavior !
>> Most of folders are successfully reconstructed except one or two that
>> are ignored ???
>> Example for a folder called "CLIENT". This folder only contains
>> subfolders, and no messages, could this be the cause of the bug ?
>> It seems to be the same problem as described in :
>> But they offer no "real" solution...
>> Thanks a lot for any help (the users are complaining and I'm stuck at
>> this problem)
> What version of Cyrus?

name       : Cyrus IMAPD
version    : v2.2.13-Debian-2.2.13-14+lenny3 2006/12/19 19:32:59
vendor     : Project Cyrus
os         : Linux
os-version : 2.6.26-2-amd64
environment: Built w/Cyrus SASL 2.1.22
             Running w/Cyrus SASL 2.1.22
             Built w/Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.2.52: (December
3, 2003)
             Running w/Sleepycat Software: Berkeley DB 4.2.52: (December
 3, 2003)
             Built w/OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007
             Running w/OpenSSL 0.9.8g 19 Oct 2007
             CMU Sieve 2.2
             TCP Wrappers
             mmap = shared
             lock = fcntl
             nonblock = fcntl
             idle = poll

> Why is the reconstruct being run? Was the mailbox corrupted or are you 
> trying to inject messages like the person in the above link?

Good question, the answer is simple, we simply migrated from an old
server to a new one. So in fact it is neither of the two case but
another one :

We had a completely working set of users accounts and folders.
We moved it to the new server.
To make them work we launched the reconstruct.
It works perfectly except for some folders...


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