[Dovecot] mbox + bzip2 +dovecot = crash?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Mon Mar 22 18:29:30 EET 2010

On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 18:24 +0200, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-03-22 at 17:12 +0100, Kamil Jońca wrote:
> > I have some archived  mails in compressed (by bzip2) mboxes and I would
> > like to read them via imap  Unfortunately it looks like dovecot 
> > crashes when tries to read them :(
> Yeah, bzip2 support is broken in v1.x. Fixing it required a larger
> rewrite so it'll work only in v2.0. gzip support in v1.x should work
> fine though.

And looking your backtrace a bit more.. I guess it's possible that mbox
compression in general (even with gzip) isn't working fully correctly in
all situations. The "larger rewrite" for v2.0 included fixing some
fundamental things, and they can't really be backported to v1.2.

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