Get into a state where content of msg no longer loads in message pane I started noticing this about 4 (?) or so days ago. Filing a bug now even though I don't have the exact reproducible steps. (I've tried and will continue to try to narrow down) Linux build 1999-1202-08-m12. IMAP account Does not matter whether 5.0 is installed locally or not. Does not matter if .mozilla directory is local or not. I tried all combinations. Here are some basic steps of what I usually do when I see the problem: 1) Start mail 2) Select Inbox and log in 3) Read and delete a few messages 4) Try to select another message 5) The message is selected in the thread pane, but is not loaded in the message pane. From this point forward, you cannot load/display any other messages. Note: You are able to do other things such as change folders. I've shown this to Seth already.
isn't this the same problem as the one reported on the Mac and akkana's bug on linux? (20546) and 20649? I'd like to mark this as a dup of 20546 unless someone objects...
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → DUPLICATE
ok, I'll do so. I thought it may be different since Akkana can never load a single msg, but I can. I only run after this problem after some use. *** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 20546 ***
Status: VERIFIED → REOPENED
re-open, I don't think this what akkana was seeing because for her, the message never loads, for this bug, it just stops working. akkana's bug is no longer happening, and I don't want to lose this bug.
Resolution: DUPLICATE → ---
note to self, this has something to do with biff, set biff time interval to 1 minute to help reproduce.
Target Milestone: M14
this is hard to reproduce, so marking m14, not dogfood. unless it starts happening to more people. my guess so far is that biff and switching messages in the thread pane cause some sort of deadlock. (wild guess, to remind me what I was thinking when I get back to this bug.)
I've experienced this when reading news messages. It usually happens after I've read about four groups with 8 or so new messages in each. I'll select the next header and the spinner fires up but no message is loaded. No combination of selecting other groups or messages seems to remedy the problem so I've just gotten in the habit of closing mail and firing it right back up. It always functions properly after I restart it. I will try to pay closer attention to my usage pattern and maybe get something reproducable. This problem shows up for me on win32 builds from the last week at least running on win98. Adding myself to cc: list.
asa, if you are seeing this when in news, I think it is another bug. when you get into this state, does clicking twice on the splitter between the thread pane and message pane help? (to close and then to open) a while back we had a problem where I was leaving open connections to the nntp server, which meant after a while, it would stop working because the server rejected my connections. but I don't think that is this.
If this is a seperate bug I can report it. Nothing I've tried, including opening and collapsing both splitters, switching to a different newsgroup, switching to mail, will let me load another news message.
Priority: P3 → P2
moving to m15
Status: REOPENED → ASSIGNED
Target Milestone: M14 → M15
I'm seeing this today using 2000-03-09-13m15 commercial build on linux. I'm involved in verifying Move/Copy within and among servers and after a few Move Message and/or undos of a move I can't get another selected message to load content in the message pane. I'm also switching between the move's origination and destination folders.
I think that I understand this (and bug #30648) see bug #30648 if you do about 50 operations on something based on nsMsgProtocol.cpp, (so pop, smtp or nntp, but NOT imap) you will end up getting into this state.
Lisa mentioned she was having a problem where delete stopped working in today's afternoon win32 build using IMAP. Delete stops working. I reproduced on both NT 4.0 and linux rh6.0 a few times. Using IMAP, delete about 10 messages. Delete stops working, but... in some tries I could select other messages, have the message pane load contents and do a move message (which deletes, eh?). In some tries I could no longer select any message. And finally, the last couple times I tried to reproduce I couldn't -- I was successfully able to delete about 35 messages and delete didn't stop on me. I might guess this is the same problem as this #20653 and/or #30648, although you mentioned in your comments "but NOT IMAP". Seth or Scott P.: let me know if you think this should be logged separately.
as is, I'm going to mark this beta1 It's very bad now because I can't delete many messages in daily use (as per laurel's last comments). If you want this split into a separate bug, let me know. I noticed this about two builds ago. Cannot delete/move on IMAP after a few deletions.
I can't get into the state where I can't load a message but I can get into the state where I can't delete. The reason is because at some point m_copyState in the trash folder isn't getting cleared out which causes nsImapMailFolder::InitCopyState to return NS_ERROR_OUT_OF_MEMORY which cuts the delete short. cc'ing jefft for any ideas.
I wonder if the deleting bug is the same as 24456 which is already filed against me?
I'll investigate this today.
actually, it looks like putterman is on top of this. putterman, do you want any help investigating this, or should I re-assign to you?
actually, I think these are 2 different bugs. i can't reproduce this bug. I can reproduce the delete bug which is already assigned to me. I guess I'm just saying that we should consider these as separate bugs and talk about delete in 24456.
ok, then I'll work to reproduce the "get into a state where you can't load any imap messages" bug.
Lisa nominated this bug for beta1 because she couldn't delete some messages or am I misunderstanding something. Since we are keeping the delete problem separate in another bug, can we remove the beta1 nomination from this bug?
I think we should keep it here. We don't really want a beta1 nomination on the other bug :)
I don't think either of them warrant beta1 nominations at this point in the game =). Neither problem causes a crash or data loss. Unless the fix is trivial and ultra safe, I doubt we'll get a + on either problem.... Just make sure that putterman guy has as many PDT+ bugs as Stanford has losses to Arizona this year. Oh wait...that was harsh...I'm sorry.
What seed will MIT be getting in the tournament this year?
I'll remove beta1 here then. The other bug says "thread view, can't delete". I'm sorted by date.
Now that was really weak. Everyone knows MIT is too bright to waste time on basketball. What happens if one of those engineers breaks a wrist or something playing basketball! Before you know it they can't work on their problem sets because they can't type! Oh wait, that story sounds too familiar.
laurel / lisa: is there a good way to reproduce the "messages won't load" problem?
Using yesterday's linux commercial build, I just was able to reproduce by: 1. Launch mail and login to an IMAP account, go to a folder with 100 or so junk messages. 2. Message pane is open. Select first message. 3. Delete each message in sequence. Note that the next message is selected and the proper message contents are drawn in message pane. 4. Keep deleting messages in sequence and eventually (about 30-50 messages ?) you will notice Delete button won't work anymore. 5. At this point, select another message in the thread pane. The thread pane selection will change but not message pane. At this point I tried switching to another folder and thread pane refreshed but could not get message contents when message was selected.
thanks for the info laurel. I'll start debugging now. the number (50) is suspicous. 50 is the max number of active connections we allow. I wonder if we are hitting that limit in the case you describe. I'll know for a sure in a few minutes. see bug #30648 for more details.
Putting on PDT- radar for beta1.
still haven't found time for this bug. moving to m16.
Target Milestone: M15 → M16
Moving out of M16. Nominate for beta2 if you think this must make beta2.
Target Milestone: M16 → M17
Lisa says we can mark this WORKSFORME.
Status: ASSIGNED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 19 years ago → 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME
Well, when trying to make sure this was gone I ran into a crash at about the 50th message two tries in a row. I guess I'll mark this verified and open a new bug, since it's likely the crash is a different cause than this bug originally was. Marking verified (worksforme).
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
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