Bug#134742: Spying at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=134742
"A month of sundays ago Kari Hurtta wrote:"
> Spying at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=134742&repeatmerged=yes
> | Elm appears to search dirents under every component of the $MAIL path
> | with stat64. When some of these components have softlinks pointing into
> | an autofs-controlled areas (e.g. cdrom, or NFS mounts), the stat64
> I of course do not know about Debian,
> but are you tried elmrc option:
> local-fast-lookup = yes
Thanks for the suggestion.
No I haven't. Because the bug manifested itself only recently in
2.4pl25ME+89-2, after being absent in 2.4pl25ME+66-1. So I presumed
it was unintentional. And the strace clearly shows a search that
one can easily interpret as a coding mistake. So I haven't been
looking for exotic explanations where a simple one suffices!
> That option have following description:
> # If set indicates that directory listing not needed for lookup
?? Double dutch! Lookup of what? What directory listing?
> # Need to be unset, if same character on local-fs-charset is several
> # repesentations (or encodings)
Again, this is not english. What? "is several representations"? Do they
mean "HAS several representations"?
> # See also: local-fs-charset, imap-fast-lookup
> ### local-fast-lookup = OFF
The comments are incomprehensible, I am afraid, which is a bug in
However, I'll try it ...
with elm ... 66-1 ..
I can't understand keyword "local-fast-lookup" in line 18 in ".elm/elmrc" file
I can't understand keyword "gpg" in line 166 in ".elm/elmrc" file
Fix .elm/elmrc or let elm rebuild elmrc with option '-w'
with elm .. 95-3 ..
grrr .. doesn't work at all with nfs mounts. Wait while I recompile with
appropriate locking options.
Yes. I would say that
local-fast-lookup = yes
works! The difference is profoundly noticable with the option set and
unset. One hangs for a minute, the other goes through like lightning.
However, I think that's just a workaround.
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