POLL: what should reconstruct -f do?

Simon Matter simon.matter at invoca.ch
Tue Apr 26 02:54:50 EDT 2011

> The question came up from the following bug report:
> http://bugzilla.cyrusimap.org/bugzilla3/show_bug.cgi?id=3449
> Where there were spool files on disk, but no meta data left.
> Reconstruct gave no information about the files on disk at
> all.
> I see 4 options, can I'd like some opinions on what people
> think reconstruct should do.  Speak now(ish) or hold your
> peace!
> 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
>    cyrus.header.
> 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)

For me 3) sounds ok. I'm only wondering what could happen if there is crap
in the directory which Cyrus doesn't expect?


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