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Re: mailbox locking failures

> It has been some time since I upgraded my zmailers. Yesterday
> I came across an unexpected error in my 2.99.43.
> The error was a failure to dotlock the mailbox; I was just
> starting up pine at the moment, which lasted a few seconds.
> I was wondering whether newer versions of zmailer will treat
> failure to dotlock as a transient condition and retry later,
> or still treat it as a permanent error and bounce the mail.

	Version "2.99.48 patch 2" fixes that.
	I did finally begun to wonder the phenomena enough
	to check it;  ChangeLog tells:

       * transports/mailbox/mailbox.c:
           Save  errno  before doing library calls -- did yield wrong
           error in case the 'dotlock' was busy.

> --
> Ambrose Li. acli@mingpaoxpress.com. Ming Pao Newspapers (Canada) Ltd.,
> EDP department.  1355 Huntingwood Drive, Scarborough, Ontario, M1S 3J1
> Canada.  Voice +1 416 321 0088  Fax +1 416 321 9663.

	/Matti Aarnio