Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Sat May 5 11:34:05 BST 2007

Hi Bill,

On Samstag, 5. Mai 2007 +0100, Bill Wells wrote:
> for some days, I have been experiencing a race condition? in KMail when I
> delete a message using the waste can in the icon bar.
> I start perusing mail, moving, reading and trashing as required.  at some
> time during the session, (it seems to be completely random), when I click
> on the trash icon, a line is drawn through the Subject Line of the selected
> message and the hour glass goes into its slow rotation.

This is the normal visualization of the deletion process, but it is usually so 
fast that one doesn't see it.

> Going to another Desktop and looking at KSysGuard, kmail shows an
> increasing rate of cpu usage with user% rising into the 90%-97% range. 
> This condition does not terminate.  I have let it run for up to 10 minutes.
>  I kill the kmail process with the kill button and can then must restart
> kmail.

Sounds like some kind of infinite loop condition, i.e. a bug.

> If I use the delete icon on the same message, the race condition recurs.

Does it also occur when using the DEL key?

> I have noted that when this happens, the message is always the first in a
> thread.  If I collapse the thread and delete the entire thread, no problem.
> The abnormal/inelegant exit from kmail generates the "no subject" problem
> and I am re-indexing mail files far more often than I would like.
> Is there a fix?

Which version are you using?


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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