[Alpine-info] Saving messages is incredibly slow in 1.10
twic at urchin.earth.li
Tue Feb 10 14:36:31 PST 2009
On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Mark Crispin wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009, Tom Anderson wrote:
>>> [X] Save Combines Copies (may be out of order)
>> I already have that set. Also, i think it only affects IMAP mailboxes.
> Make certain that you have this set.
My menu looks like this:
[ ] Quote Replace Nonflowed
[X] Save Combines Copies (may be out of order) (default)
[ ] Save Partial Message Without Confirming
> Save Combines Copies affects both IMAP and local mailboxes, and in the
> case of traditional UNIX mailboxes the impact is HUGE. The time taken
> when Save Combines Copies is not set is linear based upon the number of
> messages to be saved.
I'm slightly confused. Isn't the number of messages to be saved always
one? I go through my email, and if there's something i want to save, i hit
s and then hit return - and then i wait. Is there a better way i could be
> There is a one-time performance hit when converting an old traditional
> UNIX mailbox to the new form with UIDs. Or rather, it is a one-time hit
> as long as you use Save Combines Copies.
When you say 'converting', do you mean from mbox to mix/mbx, or from
plain-mbox to alpine-mbox? If the latter, why do you re-incur the hit if
you don't use Save Combines Copies? Is there somewhere i can read more
about this UID stuff? Where is it in the source code?
... but when you spin it it looks like a dancing foetus!
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