diary-mail-entries or mail race condition?
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Dec 8 22:24:47 EST 2005
>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Connors <tconnors at astro.swin.edu.au> writes:
Tim> If I run diary-mail-entries, then quit xemacs immediately,
Tim> then I end up not getting the mail. This didn't used to
Tim> happen, until we just upgraded the entire system (so timing
Tim> may be different now -- the mailer might be slower, or who
There was a known bug in the stream handling code that under certain
circumstances dropped data on the floor. I believe this was fixed
since the date on the version you have, but I can't find the relevant
ChangeLog (in either 21.4 or 21.5) so I'm not sure.
Another possibility is that the standard mail-handling functions used
to run the MTA asynchronously, and ignore the return code. We had a
spate of problems with lost mail, so we changed that to run it
synchronously. But that means that if you kill xemacs, you'll kill
the mailer if it's still running.
Is diary at the same version? It may have been changed to do things
in the background.
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