bug report

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Wed Feb 22 07:56:55 PST 2017

Rafael Avila de Espindola <rafael.espindola at gmail.com> writes:

>>>> andy at andy-x200:~/work/talks/2017/icps$ notmuch new 
>>>> Processed 230 total files in 7s (29 files/sec.).
>>>> Added 212 new messages to the database. Removed 85 messages. Detected 18 file renames.
>>>> Error: A Xapian exception occurred flushing database: Value in posting list too large.
> I have seen similar "Xapian exception". I don't remember the exact
> message. It happens while running "notmuch new" while reading email on
> emacs.

It's hard to be sure without more details, but it sounds like a locking
problem, which could also be be fixed by upgrading to current xapian and


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