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Mon May 12 08:00:15 EEST 2003

        while (rename(src, dest) < 0 && count < 2) {
                if (errno != EEXIST) {

rename can never return EEXIST in errno. maildir-save.c, line 124.

        /* move the file into new/ directory - syncing will pick it
           up from there */
        if (rename(tmp_path, new_path) == 0)
                failed = FALSE;

Here you can lose emails if the new/ folder contains a message whose base 
name is equal. The only way to avoid this is:

1) use link and unlink, not rename
2) leave messages that have a time_t part equal to or higher than 

Anyway, Maildir has a strict consistency criteria which says that all
messages that are linked from tmp/ into new/ _must_ use time(NULL) plus a
number that is guaranteed not to lapse within one second, and which does
not collide with other messages in new/. new/ is the single entry point
into cur/, and messages in new/ can not be "older" than the messages in

The simple reasoning for this is that you can never guarantee that there
is no message in cur/ that has the same base name, but perhaps different
flags. It follows that when moving a message from new/ to cur/, it is
required that the server only picks messages that are older than one


Andreas Aardal Hanssen

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