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SubjectRe: test8-pre2 fs corruption?
On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Bartlomiej Zolnierkiewicz wrote:

>
> On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Rik van Riel wrote:
> > On Mon, 4 Sep 2000, Paul Jakma wrote:
> > > On Sun, 3 Sep 2000, Thomas Molina wrote:
> > >
> > > > Odd. I started seeing mailbox corruption the day before the first post
> > > > showed up here. Since it was only one list (BUGTRAQ) and I'm still at
> > >
> > > weird. currently my pine crashes on me when i close my bugtraq
> > > folder.
> >
> > Ohh, so I'm not the only one having trouble reading bugtraq
> > lately? ;)
> >
> > I'm getting that same problem on 2.4.0-test8-pre1 (+vmpatch), btw.
> >
>
> And vanilla 2.4.0-t8-p1, ugh.

Readers of BUGTRAQ probably have already seen the message indicating
some of us have been seeing library problems, not fs corruption. At
least those of us with problems specific to mailing lists may not have
been seeing the fs corruption. A message seems to implicate
multi-line X-Keywords header lines. Following is an excerpt from
BUGTRAQ:

On Fri, Sep 01, 2000 at 07:53:22PM +0300, Juhapekka Tolvanen wrote:
> It seems, that c-client libraries by University of Washington have
> some bug(s), that makes some programs that depend upon those libraries
> go crazy. AFAIK affected programs include at least Pine (read "pain"),
> ipop3d and IMAPD. And those programs and libraries are commonly used
in
> Unixes. I don't know, if any patch, fix, work-around etc. exist.


X-Keywords is processed in 2 functions:
mail_filter() (in imap/src/c-client/mail.c) filters out X-Keywords line
and seems to handle multi-line keywords correctly
unix_parse() (in imap/src/osdep/unix/unix.c) probably doesn't handle
multi-line keywords
Different results (different header sizes) causes pine crash.

The same may apply to X-UID, X-Status and Status header (I haven't test,
so I'm not sure).

imap uses the same c-client library, so the same condition may cause
imap crash.

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