[Dovecot] Dovecot returns everything starting with "." as folder

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun May 30 02:03:19 EEST 2004

On Sun, 2004-05-30 at 01:33, Christoph Hohmann wrote:
> > It's a bit useless to check it in most situations and it would just
> > cause extra disk I/O if system doesn't support struct dirent->d_type
> > field.. But since this has been asked often enough..:
> > 
> > http://www.dovecot.org/patches/maildir-stat-dirs.patch
> How often do IMAP clients use the LIST commands, that this
> extra IO would cause significant slowdown?

It depends on client, many of them do it every time while checking for
mails. It probably don't slow down noticeably for most people, but why
do it if it's useful only for a few people?

Anyway, with that patch it is done by default if dirent->d_type exists
and works. I'm not sure what operating systems do that, but I'd guess
most of the new ones. Some filesystems might not support that though

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