offlineimap running wild

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at
Wed Nov 17 17:52:17 GMT 2010

On Wed, 2010-11-17 at 17:32 +0100, Christoph Höger wrote:
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> Hi all,
> I start offlineimap with crontab every 5 minutes.
> recently this happens at least once a day: offlineimap seems to complete
> the transaction (logs were clear) and then simply hangs there eating up
> my cpu and waiting to be KILLed. I do not know what causes this, but it
> must be some weird threading stuff.
> To fix this issue I was wondering if anyone else sees such behaviour and
> under what setup?
> regards
> Christoph

I've noticed this behaviour for months, killing and restarting sometimes
fixes it. It happens when downloading large emails, more specifically I
suspect its when there's a connection problem while a mail is being

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