|Summary:||forkbomb-like behaviour observed with Evolution spam checking|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Dave Malcolm <dmalcolm>|
|Component:||evolution||Assignee:||Matthew Barnes <mbarnes>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:|
|Version:||4||CC:||jdennis, mattdm, zuirdj|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-05-25 14:04:04 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Dave Malcolm 2005-05-25 22:09:01 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.7) Gecko/20050504 Fedora/1.0.3-4 Firefox/1.0.3 Description of problem: From this report on fedora-test-list: https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-test-list/2005-May/msg01313.html "The other problem I was seeing on a regular basis was all the resources of the machine being consumed such that I could not get to an alternate console, run ps or top, the machine was dragged to its knees. I'm pretty sure evolution in concert with spamd (filter incoming mail checkbox) was the culprit, but given how hard it was to do anything when the problem occurred I only have anecdotal evidence. I was often forced to resort to using the reset button. I suspect it was some type of fork bombing with spamd where it got caught in tight loop launching processes that would immediately die, but that's only speculation. I have not seen this problem since turning off the filter option on incoming mail. I've talked to David Malcom about this and he encouraged me to file a bugzilla, but it so hard to collect any information or see a pattern that I wasn't sure I saw the value in a bug report that simply asserted "evolution is doing something bad" ;-) " Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Sometimes Steps to Reproduce: 1. Run Evolution 2. In Edit->Settings->Mail Preferences->Junk, enable the "Check incoming mail for junk" checkbox Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Malcolm 2005-05-25 22:10:15 UTC
John: please can you confirm I got the details correct, and confirm the version of evolution and spamassassin that you're seeing this with. Thanks.
Comment 2 Matthew Barnes 2007-01-09 18:42:08 UTC
Is this problem still present in Fedora Core 6?
Comment 3 John Dennis 2007-01-11 15:51:08 UTC
I have not seen this behavior in a while
Comment 4 Christian Iseli 2007-01-20 00:25:27 UTC
This report targets the FC3 or FC4 products, which have now been EOL'd. Could you please check that it still applies to a current Fedora release, and either update the target product or close it ? Thanks.
Comment 5 Matthew Miller 2007-04-06 15:23:54 UTC
Fedora Core 3 and Fedora Core 4 are no longer supported. If you could retest this issue on a current release or on the latest development / test version, we would appreciate that. Otherwise, this bug will be marked as CANTFIX one month from now. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
Comment 6 John Dennis 2007-05-25 14:04:04 UTC
I have not seen this behavior in a long time, it's safe to close this.