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From "robert burrell donkin" <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: [IMAP] performance of commands on unselected mailboxes
Date Mon, 11 Dec 2006 20:37:53 GMT
On 12/11/06, Joachim Draeger <jd@joachim-draeger.de> wrote:
> Am Sonntag, den 10.12.2006, 10:41 +0000 schrieb robert burrell donkin:
>
> > i ran monitoring code most of last week and the same
> > getImapMailboxSession performance problem that effected the STATUS
> > command also effect many of the other commands which operated on
> > unselected mailboxes. the APPEND command has been running very slowly
> > (in the tens of seconds).
>
> Which many other commands do you have in mind? AFAIK there is only
> APPEND, COPY and STATUS that opens a mailbox session.

those three were the ones i had in mind

> > as requested, i updated to the lastest code and merged my local
> > changes. i'm glad to say that the recent improvements have made a very
> > noticable difference to APPEND. STATUS is still running with the local
> > change to lazy caching to allow me to collect data for comparison
> > against the new version on HEAD. (i'm now running with derby logging
> > off to improve performance.)
>
> Well, the lazy initialization of the cache should be done always. The
> objection I had was to modify the API for this case. Instead the init
> should be done before the first read/write.

+1

(the API modification was the easiest way for me to make comparative timings)

> The COPY command can be optimized implementation internally, because the
> destination is not forced to be inside a session.
>
> Maybe there is also a good solution for the APPEND. But before I would
> create a non-selected session, I would add an APPEND short-cut directly
> to the MailboxManager.

+1

(i came to similar conclusions after living with the local API change
for a while)

> Another thing I just noticed: Maybe we have to introduce a read-only
> session for the EXAMINE command. But at the moment I don't know a client
> that fails without, so it could be postponed.

evolution and apple mail don't seem to use EXAMINE at all

- robert

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