Evolution 1.4.5 hanging, won't start
Jakob Breivik Grimstveit
jakob at grimstveit.no
Wed Nov 12 15:47:36 PST 2003
On Wed, 2003-11-12 at 21:41, Joe Marcus Clarke wrote:
> > [jakobbg at dune jakobbg]$ strace evolution 1>stdout 2>stderr
> > File is available here: http://www.grimstveit.no/~jakob/files/temp/evol_strace
> I looked at the truss output, and it looks like Evo is still trying to
> read your "cur" mailbox. It could be that it's just choking under the
> size. Some users have reported that converting to maildir format helps
> alleviate such problems.
Thanks for the advice.
* portupgrade -Rrf evolution
... did not fix this.
However - more investigation on this topic lead me to find the problem:
It's the indexing of a specific folder that goes into a loop, running
till the device is full. Found this by using `du -hs *` in maildir
hierarchy, locating where in the tree the disk consumption was occuring.
After 20 minutes Evo had consumed 2Gb in a single temporary indexing
file for that maildir (I have only maildirs, using indexing). No space
left made indexing stop and Evo continued to load and start. The
temporary indexing file was automatically removed, going back to 49%
usage of /home.
When going through all my local-metadata.xml's in each folder, changing
<folder type="maildir" name="mbox" index="1"/> to «index="0"» instead,
Evolution fired up without any problems. Disk space of ~/evolution/local
went from 2Gb to 445Mb as well after this (very strange, probably some
other stray indexing file lying around somewhere).
Thus: Not actually a FreeBSD/Gnome issue, will report this erratic
behavior to Ximian Evolution list, hopefully helping them to thwart a
bug or two.
Console output: http://www.grimstveit.no/~jakob/files/temp/evol_stdout
Thanks for the help anyways :-)
Jakob Breivik Grimstveit, http://www.grimstveit.no/~jakob, +47 48298152
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