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bug#8959: 24.0.50; [nnimap/Gnus] Dovecot panics trying to close mailboxe

From: Lars Magne Ingebrigtsen
Subject: bug#8959: 24.0.50; [nnimap/Gnus] Dovecot panics trying to close mailboxes
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2011 02:44:56 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.110018 (No Gnus v0.18) Emacs/24.0.50 (gnu/linux)

Luca Capello <address@hidden> writes:

>> 1) Your dovecot is apparently segfaulting because of something Gnus is
>> doing.  Does it stop doing that if you `M-g' the
>> "lists.Debian.pkg.CL-Debian" group?
> I tried with four other folders and it seems that the second time
> Dovecot does not segfault, even in the fourth case where I had to
> unfreeze Gnus with `C-g' before hitting `M-g'.

Right.  I think the base issue is that if you QRESYNC with a sequence
number that's "too far back", Dovecot (before the patch) would
segfault.  If you `M-g' the groups, then that does a total (and slow)
resync of the flags, so that the next QRESYNC won't segfault dovecot.

> I have already backported the patch to the Debian stable package
> (dovecot-imapd_1:1.2.15-7), so I will test it in the following days.


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