Dave Kleikamp [Tue, Dec 06, 2005 at 08:00:01AM -0600]:
> > > > [mutt]
> > > > 2. When using mutt with reiser or xfs, it reacts differently when I=
> > > > a mailbox opened: With jfs new messages are _not_ automatically =
> > > > With reiser or xfs, mutt seems to get notified, when the current
> > > > directory (Maildir/new) gets a new mail.
> > > >=20
> > > > Is that a problem of
> > > > a) dnotify
> > > > b) inotify
> > > > c) mutt?
> > >=20
> > > I don't know about this. jfs doesn't do anything special to support
> > > dnotify or inodify. They are implemented in the vfs. There may be
> > > something that jfs is failing to do that I'm not aware of. This is
> > > going to take some investigation. I will put it on my todo list, but
> > > would appreciate it if anyone out there wants to look into this.
> > Are there any news?
> Originally, I thought the problem may have been explained by this post
> by Peter Grandi:
Oh, didn't see that. Guys, could you CC me the next time, please?
But no, that was not the problem: I copied my whole /home to another partit=
and mounted that as /home to test.
Currently I am using jfs on top of dm-crypt for production use, but
xfs does really another job.
The mysterious thing is that I do get notified some time of mails arriving
in other mailboxes.
To be more in detail: I've ~nico/Maildir which consists of several
[20:55] hydrogenium:ccollect.sh% find ~/Maildir -name cur -type d | wc -l
mutt has all those maildirs listed in its configuration.
To test what I say here I do the following:
# start mutt in one xterm
mutt -f ~/Maildir/
# create a new mail
# nothing happens in mutt
# If I press cursor up or down in mutt, it refreshes the list and shows
# the new message
Now I do the same on a xfs partition and... I wonder, nothing
happens in mutt again. Strange.
I could swore mutt would be notified instantly.
Now I ssh to another box and test the same on ext3. Nothing happens
again until I move the cursor.=20
Testing on xfs, jfs, ext3 and reiserfs on the remote machine, all
behave now like what I was wondering about.
Sorry guys, I am now totally confused. Perhaps Linux itself, my configurati=
on all machines or mutt changed.
I'll try to find out, why mutt now behaves differently on all filesystems
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