[dovecot] Maildir syncing rewrite

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Apr 10 00:03:14 EEST 2003

It finally seems to be working. I've done some testing now and it seems
to be working fine. If you have time, see if you can get it to break
(especially with INDEX=memory or by manually modifying the maildir).

The UIDs are kept in Courier-compatible dovecot-uidlist file
(so "mv courierimapuiddb dovecot-uidlist" should work). The great thing
about this code is that we never wait for lock. If we can't lock, we
simply use the old uidlist file to sync whatever we can, which should be
everything but the very newest mails just being delivered and processed
by another Dovecot. Of course, if they share index files, we're still
blocking there.

I named the file as "dovecot-uidlist" instead of ".uidlist" because I
finally realized that files beginning with dot conflict with the mailbox
namespace. I should rename .customflags and .subscriptions files as
well. Also if I move .imap.index* files into root dir, I'll have to
rename them too.

new/ directory is now scanned every time to see if there's new mail.
cur/ directory is scanned if index file's timestamp differs from cur/
dir's timestamp. uidlist file is reread if it's device/inode changes.

You can get the sources from either CVS, or 0.99.9-test2 from

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