New Batch found xx Messages counter still broken ?

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Apr 8 14:40:44 IST 2003

At 11:11 08/04/2003, you wrote:
>I know there was some discussion about this way back.
>I just noticed, that the counter across MailScanner childs does not
>seem to take in account how many messages are allready currently
>So Child A says
>New Batch found 11 Messages
>Scanning x messages
>and a second later the next child still says it found 11 messages
>(maybe because the queuefile count is 11? )
>is that normal, a bug, or simply idiot operator ?= ;) (namely me)

That is quite normal, and intentional. It looks through the queue counting
the number of messages in there (hence the "11") then tries to get
exclusive control over each message in turn. But it only gets control over
some of them (hence the "x").
Julian Field
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