Version: 1.10.0 (using 4.1.00 (KDE 4.1.0), Debian packages)
OS: Linux (i686) release 2.6.23-rt1-davidb
This was an old bug in kde3 25702
Kmail will simply die with undefined side-effects to its configuration files. The program needs to warn before the critical point is reached and exit gracefully assuring all its existing data.
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I has this problem too...
And this is not only Kmail related, since I have lost my accounts on Kopete too.
Here are my details:
KDE Version 1.10.3 (KDE 4.1.3 (KDE 4.1.3), 4.1.3-4.fc10 Fedora)
Application E-Mail Client
Operating System Linux (x86_64) release 220.127.116.11-159.fc10.x86_64
Steps to reproduce:
- have kmail and kopete accounts
- full your home partition
- try to restar the applications, and see that the accounts are gone... even when restarting the computer.
Hi, I'm getting the same symptoms, but under slightly different circumstances, so I'm not sure whether it is the same problem:
When kmail closes and it asks for the kwallet password, if i click cancel, then it asks if I want to save the passwords in the config file. Originally at this point I was either in a hurry or it kept coming up, so i pressed ctrl+alt+escape (which i think starts xkill) and clicked on the message box to kill kmail. When i started it up again all accounts are lost. This is repeatable.
Anybody know if this could be the same root cause, or should I open a separate bug report?
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I just bumped into the same bug. Hard disk full, Kmail cowardly retreats and loses (almost) all settings! Terrible.
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Same here, I think this is the second time for me.
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Hit me as well with KDE 4.2.2. The startup worked fine. KMail even told me when trying to fetch mail through POP3 that due to a full hard disk, it would abort. After freeing some space and restarting kmail, the settings were gone.
I'd favour a more adaptive approach of checking each transaction (mail fetching) and subordinate transaction (single mail transmission) separately instead of letting a full hard disk affect the whole application which could still be used in such cases for searching or deleting mail.
Yes this is really a very serious bug. Merely because the disk is full KMail loses ALL your IMAP emails and email settings with no indication of why.
The same happened to me - out of disk, kmail still tries to save kmailrc, rewrites the old one, but can't save the new one in its place.
The proper solution would be to remove the old kmailrc only after the new kmailrc has been successfully written to disk, not before.
This is a very serious bug!
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This happens with KDE 4.2.4 with ALL the settings! Like desktop, kopete, amarok, my post-its... etc. Gimme them back! I needed those!
err.. Bug 206596 could be related too.
KConfig's handling of the "disk full" situation fixed in r1023830, for KDE-4.3.2 and later.
I think this fixes this report, since it means the settings are not lost anymore. KMail still has code to warn and exit when it can't write out emails, so I'm not sure about the "dies ungracefully" part of the report, but I think kmail exiting is fine, to avoid losing mails that can't be stored anywhere.
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But could KMail instead warn that the disk is full and stop disk activity but give the user time to free some space.
I thought it did exactly that?
I remember that dialog from earlier versions of KMail, at least.
What I meant is "shall we exit?" -> buttons: "exit" and "check for free space again" (or so).
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