offlineimap daemon (auto-kill and restart)

Ng Oon-Ee ngoonee at
Wed Feb 16 00:35:30 GMT 2011

On Tue, 2011-02-15 at 19:17 +0100, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 14, 2011 at 03:17:09PM +0100, Sebastian Spaeth wrote:
> > On Mon, 14 Feb 2011 10:23:32 +0800, Ng Oon-Ee <ngoonee at> wrote:
> > > I've been thinking about an idea for 'offlineimapd' or something
> > > similar, but am not sure if the functionality is planned for offlineimap
> > > itself.
> <...>
> > The proper solution will be to make offlineimap more robust and find out
> > where it hangs and why :).
> Thanks. I'm happy to read at least one reasonable answer. The _only_
> good response to give is to invest for issues as soon as they happen to
> fix them in the first place.
> Not that I'm against of having a deamon-like feature but if the latter
> even existed it would have to _die_ (or provide valuable logs, at least)
> if unexpected synchronisation errors occured.
> So, here is my call to people using cron/scripts to workaround
> OfflineIMAP's weakness: please, try reporting issues, improve logging,
> etc.  We don't expect the perfect patch at all. Most reviewers here
> would enjoy to help you in this way.
> Starting from implementing an agressive logger would be very
> appreciated.
Hi Nicolas,

Speaking for myself only, but some of us have already reported such
issues (for myself, slightly over a year ago). Of course, this has
nothing to do with you due to the limbo offlineimap was in at the time.

I'll resubmit the report (but not anytime soon as my thesis is due....)

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