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Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore

From: Jeffrey C Honig
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] multiple folders to rcvstore
Date: Tue, 08 Nov 2005 22:41:47 -0500

Joel Reicher <address@hidden> wrote:

> >    1 Rcvstore used to screw up sequences and it was a hard problem to
> >      fix.  Has it been fixed now?
> This isn't really rcvstore's fault. AFAIUI, *all* the
> sequence-manipulating nmh commands have the potential to screw this
> up, it's just that you wouldn't often have a user manually causing
> this kind of mutual update. rcvstore gets the bad rap only because it
> executes `automatically'.

Yes, I saw that in the code earlier.  The sendmail model is to deliver
all mail in sync with it's delivery on the mail server.  That is the
main reason I switched to a polling model with my scripts.  I poll for
mail every couple of minutes, and when I manually request it.  I have
some locking in my scripts, but with NFS that gets difficult.

We should still attempt to address this in nmh since it is a real
problem.  A user could be running scripts that manipulate sequences as
the same time as reading mail.



Jeffrey C. Honig <address@hidden>
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