On Dec 30 10:44, JB wrote:
I can confirm similar test results for mailx.
I have tested it on Fedora 14.
On Linux, with file systems mounted with default mount option 'relatime',
on an encrypted file system (encfs) mailx deviates from conventional rules of
file times modifications.
This will cause some applications (like mutt mail client) that rely on mbox's
file times attributes to not work properly.
Interesting to see that not only procmail is affected.
you have Red Hat's e-mail address, but I do not know if you are a dev or
As far as Fedora is concerned I'm just a user.
We have an option to file Fedora Bugzilla bugs for procmail and mailx
the package maintainers take care of it.
Today I built procmail from source to have a look. There's a
Fedora-specific patch procmail-3.22-rhconfig.patch, which contains this
@@ -91,14 +92,14 @@
restriction does not apply to the /etc/procmailrc and
/etc/procmailrcs files) */
-#define NO_NFS_ATIME_HACK /* uncomment if you're definitely not using
+/*#define NO_NFS_ATIME_HACK /* uncomment if you're definitely not using
NFS mounted filesystems and can't afford
procmail to sleep for 1 sec. before writing to an empty regular
mailbox. This lets programs correctly judge whether there is unread
mail present. procmail automatically suppresses this when it isn't
needed or under heavy load. */
So what this patch does is to disable the NFS hack for no apparent
reason. This also breaks MBOX files on encfs. I built my own procmail
with the NFS atime hack re-enabled and it fixes my problem.
What is your suggestion ?
As for procmail, I generated a bugzilla entry
As for mailx, it doesn't have any Fedora-specific patch which might
contribute to this problem so I'm not sure. This may be worth to be
reported upstream, I guess.