[Dovecot] Deliver error - fdatasync_path
Daniel L. Miller
dmiller at amfes.com
Mon Mar 9 22:28:25 EET 2009
Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-03-05 at 14:42 -0800, Daniel L. Miller wrote:
>>> With dbox yes, you can just ignore the error. Maildir probably would
>>> give user-visible errors.
>> Why the difference? I can see a big deal for mbox - but why Maildir?
> It's just because of how the code was written. In maildir code if
> fdatasync_path() returns -1, the code continues returning -1 which
> eventually causes the entire operation to fail and an error be returned
> to user.
> With dbox the code just didn't bother checking if fdatasync_path()
> returned -1 or 0. With mbox it never even calls that function.
So if dbox doesn't check - is that a "critical" function (I'm not even
sure what it does)? Is there any reason I shouldn't ignore the dbox
errors and continue trying it for a new server?
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