[Bug 161263] New: Kmail crashes and renders maildirs inaccessible (possibly NFS related)
Alexander.Borghgraef at pandora.be
Fri Apr 25 13:31:36 BST 2008
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Summary: Kmail crashes and renders maildirs inaccessible
(possibly NFS related)
Platform: Fedora RPMs
AssignedTo: kdepim-bugs kde org
ReportedBy: Alexander.Borghgraef pandora be
Version: (using KDE 3.5.9)
Installed from: Fedora RPMs
Compiler: gcc version 4.1.2 20070925 (Red Hat 4.1.2-33) Using built-in specs.
Configured with: ../configure --prefix=/usr --mandir=/usr/share/man --infodir=/usr/share/info --enable-shared --enable-threads=posix --enable-checking=release --with-system-zlib --enable-__cxa_atexit --disable-libunwind-exceptions --enable-languages=c,c++,objc,obj-c++,java,fortran,ada --enable-java-awt=gtk --disable-dssi --enable-plugin --with-java-home=/usr/lib/jvm/java-1.5.0-gcj-22.214.171.124/jre --enable-libgcj-multifile --enable-java-maintainer-mode --with-ecj-jar=/usr/share/java/eclipse-ecj.jar --with-cpu=generic --host=i386-redhat-linux
Thread model: posix
Ever since upgrading from Fedora 6 to Fedora 8, kmail has been crashing a lot. It runs fine for some time, but after a while when opening a folder or subfolder, I get an error popup of the type:
Error opening /home/myhome/Mail/sent-mail/cur; either this is not a valid maildir folder, or you do not have
sufficient access permissions.
Followed by this popup window:
KMail encountered a fatal error and will terminate now. The error was: Could not sync maildir folder.
And then KMail crashes. The sent-mail directory is an example, it happens with other directories too. The nasty thing is that the directory involved in the crash is rendered inaccessible. This is for instance what I get in konsole when running ls on an offending directory:
myloginname mycomputer:~$ ls -l Mail/Conferences/
ls: cannot access Mail/Conferences/cur: No such file or directory
d????????? ? ? ? ? ? cur
drwx------ 2 myloginname slocate 4096 2005-08-16 15:36 new
drwx------ 2 myloginname slocate 4096 2008-04-25 12:13 tmp
In some cases, I can cd into the directory and then it's back to normal again, in several recent cases the damage was permanent, and I needed to restore it from backup. One possible cause for this could be that my home directory is located on a remote NFS server, though I have no idea why this should be. I'm using kmail 1.9.9 in kontact 1.2.9, with kde 3.5.9-5.fc8 on Fedora 8, with kernel 126.96.36.199-64.fc8 . This is pretty bad for me, luckily I've backed up Mail/
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