POLL: what should reconstruct -f do?

Bron Gondwana brong at fastmail.fm
Fri Apr 22 19:07:00 EDT 2011

The question came up from the following bug report:


Where there were spool files on disk, but no meta data left.
Reconstruct gave no information about the files on disk at

I see 4 options, can I'd like some opinions on what people
think reconstruct should do.  Speak now(ish) or hold your

1) what we do now - require a cyrus.header in the directory
   or ignore it.

2) like (1) but warn about the directory with no cyrus.header

3) add the mailbox if there's a directory, don't require

4) like (3) - but check that there's at least one cyrus.* file
   OR at least one message file in the directory before
   creating the mailbox.  (so an empty directory doesn't generate
   a bogus mailbox, and neither does one containing nothing that
   looks like it belongs in a mailbox)

Alright, cast your votes!  I'll come back to this thread in a week
or so and implement the winner.  (4) is the hardest to implement,
but even that's not very tricky.


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