[Spambayes] filtering in the face of disk quotas or full disks

Skip Montanaro skip at pobox.com
Sat Mar 22 00:42:24 EST 2003

    >> I'm less concerned with database corruption than loss of email.  For
    >> stuff like hammiefilter, the database is opened read-only anyway.

    Alex> Eh, in that case, it's not spambayes's problem.  Mail delivery is
    Alex> outside the scope of a classifier.  At most, pop3proxy's private
    Alex> cache would be affected... but I don't think that's how you'd be
    Alex> using the system in a server-based environment.

I agree, but hammiefilter (for example), has to respond appropriately (no
tracebacks, proper exit code so callers like procmail can do the right
thing) if it encounters an IOError.  Similarly, pop3proxy has to no lose
messages if it finds it can't write the message to the disk.


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