bug: "no top level messages" crash on Zen email loops

Olly Betts olly at survex.com
Fri Mar 30 05:35:36 BST 2018

On Thu, Mar 29, 2018 at 08:50:22AM -0400, Antoine Beaupré wrote:
> On 2018-03-29 04:17:21, Olly Betts wrote:
> > If changes to a new database which didn't modify the termlist table were
> > committed, then a disk block which had been allocated to be the root
> > block in the termlist table was leaked (not used but not on the
> > freelist of blocks the table can recycle).  This was largely harmless,
> > except that it was detected by Database::check() and caused an error.
> Hmm... but if I understand correctly, that's one part of the story: I
> could get that error and not have the problem with `notmuch show`. Does
> that *also* resolve the issue with email loops?

Yes, from what bremner said on IRC there's still a notmuch bug here.

My reply was really just in the context of Xapian to note what the bug
actually was and when the fix would appear (since bremner sent his
message to both the notmuch and Xapian lists).


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