Speed of syncing several folders at the same time vs sequentially

Marc MERLIN marc at merlins.org
Wed Jul 20 22:09:04 BST 2011

On Wed, Jul 20, 2011 at 11:01:52PM +0200, Vladimir Marek wrote:
> > > I'm doing a big imap resync from gmail after my UID validity pointers
> > > crapped out.
> > 
> > Sorry, I wasn't clear there I deleted all my local mail and pointers and I'm
> > doing a re-download of tens of thousands of messages over a 10 or so
> > folders.
> > 
> > It looks like it will be hours, as in maybe 24 or so (and I'm on a fast
> > connection), so I'm looking at optimizing this the best I can :)
> In my experience, maxconnections 8 was much faster than 1. I didn't
> measure it, but I would guess that it was 8x faster actually. But maybe
> it depends on the IMAP server?

I think it does depend on the server.
Did 8 threads actually spawn 8 python processes, or are those 8 threads

(I'm on linux and using the latest RC release announced here a week past if
that makes a difference)

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