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bug #26961: imail is very slow handling large file folders

Submitter:  Taylor R. Campbell <riastradh>
Submitted:  Sun 05 Jul 2009 03:34:45 PM UTC
Category:  imail Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Suboptimal behavior
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
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Open/Closed:  Open
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Sun 05 Jul 2009 03:34:45 PM UTC, original submission:  

Opening a Unix mail file folder with fourteen thousand messages takes well over a minute or two on my 2 GHz MacBook.  Closing it, after modifying it, takes well over five minutes.  IMAIL should be cleverer, either by keeping a cache on disk or by being clever about incremental parsing of the file, and perhaps mmapping it into memory rather than reading it byte-by-byte.  When writing, IMAIL should seek to the part of the file that needs rewriting, which requires recording the messages that are dirty.

Taylor R. Campbell <riastradh>
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