offlineimap hangs

Eygene Ryabinkin rea at
Sun Jan 11 01:44:23 GMT 2015

Sat, Jan 03, 2015 at 03:17:05PM +0000, Edd Barrett wrote:
> I am having problems with offlineimap occasionally hanging.
> The problem manifests similarly as described in this post:
> So it hangs, then I see the "Terminating NOW (this may take a few
> seconds)..." message.
> Note that, unlike in the above linked post,  I am not using an SSH tunnel,
> just a TLS encrypted IMAP connection to a number of mail servers.
> Sometimes the dreaded "Terminating NOW" message *does* clear.  On other
> occasions it hangs forever.  Pressing CTRL+C again prints the message again
> before hanging more.

Can you, please, kill offlineimap with SIGQUIT: it will print the full
backtrace of all threads to the stderr.  It will be interesting to see
the output.


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