[Imap-uw] Mix filesize
mrc at CAC.Washington.EDU
Sun Sep 16 20:19:30 PDT 2007
On Mon, 17 Sep 2007, Joel Reicher wrote:
> On a slightly related note, do you have anything planned for when "gaps"
> appear in "old" mix data files?
I currently have no plans to do anything about that.
However, note that the mixcvt program can be used with a mix source
mailbox. So, at the cost of having to back up the entire mailbox, you can
reallocate messages into fewer data files. In other words, a reallocation
procedure could be something like:
mixcvt name tempnewname
mv name tempoldname;mv tempnewname name
rm -r tempoldname
In general, I feel that the cure is usually worse than the disease.
Since the mixcvt option exists for those who disagree (and/or an extreme
case of small files) I don't believe that it is worthwhile to deal with
the issue in the mix driver.
> Won't late deletions cause the old files
> to drop below MIXDATAROLL? Perhaps even a lot below it?
> Or do you not expect this to be a problem?
Yes, yes, and no.
-- Mark --
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