[Alpine-info] Alpine crashing
mrc+uw at panda.com
Sun Jun 7 16:24:48 PDT 2009
On Sun, 7 Jun 2009, Jeff LaCoursiere wrote:
> I would say it outright crashes (dumps core) about once a week.
Have you ever examined any of the core dumps, at least to the point of
getting a stack trace ("gdb alpine core.####" where #### is the numbers in
the core dump file name, followed by the "where" command in gdb). 9 times
out of 10, a bug report containing that information suffices for someone
to figure out a bug fix.
> "busy..." looping thing happens a bit more often, and if I quickly do a
> "quit" it sometimes exits cleanly without dumping core, but sometimes it
> still dumps core. I don't even know what it is doing when it it is reporting
> "busy..." at the bottom of the screen (with the funky spinning stuff that is
> also new to alpine).
Try disabling the busy spinner entirely. I think that if you set it to 0
that will do the trick.
If you are only using traditional UNIX mailbox files, then the only thing
that it does that could possibly take a non-trivial amount of file is
either reading the mailbox file or rewriting it. Do you see a lock file
appear, e.g., if one of your folders is ~/mail/work do you see a file
named ~/mail/work.lock ?
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