System overloaded

Reinhold Rumberger rrumberger at
Mon Mar 15 00:12:00 UTC 2010

On Sunday 14 March 2010, lanzen wrote:
> On Saturday 13 March 2010 00:18:31 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > That's a known bug and it won't go away until KMail fully
> > switches to Akonadi, IIRC.
> >
> > As you can see, the report is quite old...
> Thank you Reinhold, very interesting.
> I have noticed we have the same version of KMail, kernel and kde:
> KMail/1.13.1 (Linux/2.6.31-20-generic; KDE/4.4.1; i686;
> Are you affected by this bug as well?

I am and have been for years. I guess everybody is since kmail 
doesn't do proper threading when filtering and fetching email. That 
just usually doesn't take that much time. I only started noticing it 
when I started using spamassassin. (It's nice when you try to write 
an email and kmail starts filtering 20-30 emails. Gives one a chance 
to relax and do other stuff... ;-) ) What I find most annoying is 
that kmail isn't utilising both my CPU cores, so this takes longer 
than it needs to.
I don't email a lot, so it isn't too bad for me (4/5 emails I write 
go to this list...).

> The funny thing is I've been using kmail - and kontact - for many
> years now and I've never noticed this bug until now exactly from
> the moment when akonaki is started to take over.  :D

Lucky you! ;-)
It's been there for most if not all of KDE 3, and it was *really* 
annoying back when kmail was still pretty unstable. Chances were, if 
you typed anything while kmail was doing its stuff, you'd get a 
crash. OTOH, kmail has one of the best crash recovery strategies I've 
seen in email programs, so there definitely is a silver lining... :-)

I've only been using kontact on and off because if one of it's 
"plugins" keeps crashing, it pulls down all the others, resulting in 
quite a bit of lost work (knode is particularly bad as it only saves 
its state when it's exiting, making it a virtual certainty that 
information is lost).


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