Regression: Selecting pop3 inbox leaves stopwatch cursor



17 years ago
11 years ago


(Reporter: naving, Assigned: Bienvenu)


Windows NT

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17 years ago
To reproduce:
1) Set a pop3 account,  do not have automatic download on biff . 
2) Have some messages in your inbox already present.
3) Start up, allow the inbox to be loaded so that summary is valid
4) Now select the root/ acct level folder
5) Make sure you have some messages to download 
6) Do a get msg()
7) Allow new mail to come to inbox
8) Now select inbox - causes hang.

I have seen this happen on 12/10 build but not on 12/7 build and it is due
to your speeding up parsing of local folders. The reason it hangs is because
folder loaded notification is never sent. There is no question of parsingInbox
coming into picture because summary is valid when you have loaded the inbox,
then you go on and select root folder/ acct folder.....

Comment 1

17 years ago
accepting - I wonder why we're not sending a folder loaded notification. Do you
know, or do you just know that we're not sending one? We should always send
one...Is mozilla really hanging, or are we just displaying a stop watch and the
mozilla is alive and other folders can be selected, browser started up, etc?

Comment 2

17 years ago
oh dear, this worked fine for me. You're 100% sure this isn't because of some
change in your tree? You recreated this on a release build?

Comment 3

17 years ago
yes, i downloaded builds from sweetlou. The reason is because summary is
set to invalid when you go back and select inbox after selecting root 
folder and downloading mail to inbox. 

Comment 4

17 years ago
ah, now, I see something similar to that. Apparently, get new mail is not
leaving the summary file in a valid state, which might explain all that
reparsing that people have been seeing. But mozilla doesn't hang, and I can read
messages, etc.

Comment 5

17 years ago
I think, in this case, we need to kick off a reparse of the db, right? And we
need to fix get new mail so that it keeps the db valid.

Comment 6

17 years ago
or are we just displaying a stop watch?
we are displaying that stop-watch - hang for me, even selecting other folders
and coming back to inbox - still stop watch is being displayed, the db thinks 
summary is not valid therefore folderLoaded notification never gets sent from
c++ to js. ya, i am able to do things in mozilla like read message etc

Comment 7

17 years ago
well, duh, we can't kick off reparsing because we might be reparsing. Hmm, well,
we need to make sure we don't invalidate summary files during a session.
Summary: Regression: Selecting pop3 inbox hangs → Regression: Selecting pop3 inbox leaves stopwatch cursor

Comment 8

17 years ago
OK, the problem is that the pop3 download code is setting the time stamp and
folder size of the inbox *before* closing the inbox file, so it's not valid. I
think this is probably the number one cause of out of date inbox summary files.

Comment 9

17 years ago
ok, closing inboxOutputStream and then calling onStopRequest on parser does
fix the problem. 

Comment 10

17 years ago
I considered that approach but rejected it - I'm not sure that we will always
flush out the last line to the file if we do it that way. I've just added the
following lines after we close the output stream:

  // tell the parser to mark the db valid *after* closing the mailbox.
  if (m_newMailParser)

Comment 11

17 years ago
::OnStopRequest calls DoneParsingFolder, which flushes the last line, so I
didn't want to close the stream before calling OnStopRequest.

Comment 12

17 years ago
Created attachment 61162 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

as described in the comment. Also, changed a NULL to nsnull. seeking reviews.
Comment on attachment 61162 [details] [diff] [review]
proposed fix

Attachment #61162 - Flags: superreview+

Comment 14

17 years ago
r=naving, we are now marking summary valid to true twice but i don't see how
we can avoid that. 

Comment 15

17 years ago
yes, you're right, we do - I looked for a way to not do that, but I couldn't
figure out an easy way either.

Comment 16

17 years ago
fix checked in.
Last Resolved: 17 years ago
Resolution: --- → FIXED


17 years ago
QA Contact: esther → sheelar

Comment 17

17 years ago
verified no more hang while get message with auto download biff is turned off on 
an existing profile.  
builds: 2002-01-03-06 win98, linux rh 6.2, mac os x
Product: MailNews → Core
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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