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bug #27626: possible race condition in IMAIL's IMAP synchronization and Edwin's mode line

Submitter:  Taylor R. Campbell <riastradh>
Submitted:  Wed 07 Oct 2009 09:40:12 PM UTC
Category:  imail Severity:  3 - Normal
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Incorrect behavior
Status:  None Privacy:  Public
Assigned to:  riastradh Originator Name: 
Open/Closed:  Open
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Wed 07 Oct 2009 09:40:12 PM UTC, original submission:  

When I hit `g', Edwin hung while trying to draw the mode line with the error that %GET-MESSAGE was returning #F in COUNT-UNSEEN-MESSAGES.  Somehow, the index exceeded the length of the folder, suggesting that FIRST-UNSEEN-MESSAGE-INDEX returned a number exceeding the folder's length, which suggests in turn that the IMAP code processed an UNSEEN reply before the folder was fully updated, and that Edwin tried to redraw the mode line in that window.  No IMAP trace or transcript available, unfortunately.

Several stopgap measures should work around this: write (>= i n) rather than (= i n) in COUNT-UNSEEN-MESSAGES, change the handler for UNSEEN replies to take the minimum of the folder's length and the new unseen value, &c.

Taylor R. Campbell <riastradh>
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