Re: [Evolution] Mismatch between subject and message contents

On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 16:27 -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
On Fri, 2006-01-06 at 16:32 -0400, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
Depends what you mean by "shut down". The shutdown utility on Linux
sends a signal which processes can trap and gives them a little time to
clean up. Only then does it kill them preemptively. A properly-written
application should never get into an inconsistent state because of the
system being shut down, and in fact I haven't seen Evo misbehaving in
this way.

But Evo takes a long time to exit (30 seconds or so) as it waits until
exit time to purge and write out all mail folders.  Most distros don't
give processes nearly this long to exit.

True, and in fact some versions used to hang indefinitely on this
(though it hasn't happened to me recently). But that just means the
caching strategy needs to take account of this to allow Evo to shut down
in a relatively short time, or alternatively to be able to write its
state locally in such a way as to recover consistency when restarted.


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