Bug 379871 - kmail does not handle connection loss gracefully
kmail does not handle connection loss gracefully
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kdepim (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Lukáš Tinkl
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Reported: 2007-11-13 07:50 EST by Patrick C. F. Ernzer
Modified: 2015-07-13 13:36 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-16 14:05:56 EST
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2007-11-13 07:50 EST, Patrick C. F. Ernzer
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Description Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-11-13 07:50:12 EST
Description of problem:
kmail will crash sometimes if connectivity is lost at the wrong moment. This is
really annoying for users who are on a flaky link (say UMTS on a train).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
takes a while but will eventually crash

Steps to Reproduce:
1. start kmail
2. make sure you have an IMAP server configured
3. set the check mail interval to 2 minutes
4. run the following in a root sheel to simulate flaky link
# while true; do echo down;ifdown eth0;sleep 15;echo up;ifup eth0; sleep
Actual results:
eventually kmail will crash, I've had runs where this reproducer crashed in less
than 10 minutres and runs where it took > 30 minutes (at which point I went home
for the night to find it crashed in the morning)

Expected results:
A mail user agent needs to be able to deal with connectivity loss without crashing

Additional info:
I've installed kdepim-debuginfo-3.5.4-4.fc6.i386.rpm to get a decent backtrace
from the kde crash tool. Do tell if you want further tests run.
Comment 1 Patrick C. F. Ernzer 2007-11-13 07:50:12 EST
Created attachment 256811 [details]

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