[Alpine-info] maximum number of messages per folder exceeded
mattack at apple.com
Thu Sep 2 11:42:44 PDT 2010
On Thu, 2 Sep 2010, Dimitrios Apostolou wrote:
> Hello list,
> I recently got a crash while trying to load the gmane.linux.kernel newsgroup.
> The error message in .pine-crash was:
> q_status_message(Folder has more messages (1023154) exist than maximum
> Perhaps this 1M maximum can be raised to some 2G or 4G on the next alpine
> version (BTW when is it planned for)? Is there any other limit I should be
Well, nobody's officially working on alpine anymore, so someone would have
to do a patch.
But 2G or 4G seems kind of ridiculously huge. I'm not sure, does alpine
keep some sort of array of all of the messages? maybe not, maybe only
the ones being shown at one time??
i.e. if there IS some kind of list (even a cache) kept around, seems like
raising it that big might only work for a 64 bit process.
and wow.. I thought I was being silly by having almost 30K messages in one
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