[RFC patch 2/2] lib: handle DatabaseModifiedError in _n_message_ensure_metadata

David Bremner david at tethera.net
Fri Feb 24 03:40:00 PST 2017

Gaute Hope <eg at gaute.vetsj.com> writes:

> David Bremner writes on februar 24, 2017 3:49:
>> David Bremner <david at tethera.net> writes:
>>> The error handling here still needs work. The retry count should be
>>> handled in more sane way, and both running out of retries and an error
>>> return from notmuch_database_reopen should be handled.
>> Probably the number of retries can be limited to 1, since afaict, reopen
>> is not going to return any recoverable errors.
> Does _reopen block if the db is locked?

It's not documented to block or throw an exception in that case. It's
only applicable to read-only databases, so the lack of blocking makes


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