looks like my box is too slow for the archive size. I occasionally get
the message, that mhonarc couldn't get the lock in time. So I guess it
is time for th FAQ advice
NOTE As an archive increases in size, performing updates as a
message is received takes more processing time. Therefore, for
large archives, you may need to do updates through a periodic batch
process (like via cron(8)) to avoid time-out problems from MHonArc.
Hmm, OK. But how do you do this without creating another race
condition. Is cp atomic, so I can copy the interim mailbox, process it
with mhonarc, or will a message coming in during the cp operation be
lost, or will this cause a file corruption or such?
Cc'ed answers appreciated