[kde-linux] Akonadi_maildir_resource

David Baron d_baron at 012.net.il
Mon Jul 26 17:42:08 UTC 2010

On Monday 26 July 2010 13:00:17 kde-linux-request at kde.org wrote:
> > My KDE4 is excruciatingly slow to start up. The culprit is Akonadi.
> > Specifically akonadi_maildir_resource. A zillion of these start up and
> > until most of them die out, nothing can move. I have not been able to
> > simply ask for one or a desired small number of these (I have one
> > vcs/maildir folder--how many "resources" does the require for kmail to
> > run properly?).
> By default there should only be one maildir resource.
> It is being created as a requirement of the mail dispatcher agent and
> operates  on $HOME/.local/share/local-mail
> There was a bug in one of the earlier 4.4 versions (IIRC) that made the 
> maildispatcher not see the resource it had created so it continue to
> create  new ones.
> You should be able to remove them by running
> kcmshell4 kcm_akonadi
> or
> akonadiconsole.
> As a rule of thumb there is one resource per distinct storage location,
> e.g.  one vcard resource per multi contact vcard file, one maildir
> resource per maildir tree (operating on the selected directory and all its
> subdirectories, i.e. not one resource be subdirectory).

I "removed" maybe 80 of them. No fooling. Also got rid of the extra address 
book resources. On KDE restart, the change seems to have stuck.

All those extra maildir_resources were pointing to nothing. I kept one and 
manually pointed it to the real maildir folder.

What a difference.


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