Bug 66970 - kmail explodes w/ a large home directory when using imap
Summary: kmail explodes w/ a large home directory when using imap
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kdenetwork (Show other bugs)
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Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Ngo Than
QA Contact: Ben Levenson
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Blocks: 67218 79579 CambridgeTarget
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Reported: 2002-06-19 11:14 UTC by David Sainty
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:43 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-28 10:32:18 UTC
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Description David Sainty 2002-06-19 11:14:17 UTC
Description of Problem:
kmail attempts to read in the entire home directory contents when using imap to
a RHL 7.3 mail server.  If there is for example, a few thousand files in the
home directory (e.g. in ~/export there exists a RHL tree, kmail will take a long
time seemingly stalled, before then displaying hundreds of KNotify messages:

Cannot Open file

Too many open files.

Given the hundreds of windows that try to appear, X invariably freezes.  Anybody
w/ a large home directory may see this problem - and this must be v.frustrating.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Seen in KDE 3.0.0 and 3.0.1.

How Reproducible:
Consistent, even on different machines.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. add a few thousand files into a directory just off ~
2. start kmail for first time and configure imap e-mail.
3. allow kmail to check imap mail and folders for first time.

Actual Results:
kmail and the entire X session basically die.

Expected Results:
kmail should read what it can, potentially not even try to explore directories
until you expand them!  Knotify should certainly not report hundreds of
individual errors.

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Ngo Than 2004-07-28 10:32:18 UTC
it's not reproduceable in current release.

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