I think some of the confusion comes from the fact that the setting name
-- "archive max size" -- very strongly implies (incorrectly) something
like "the largest size of message that will be archived" / "messages
larger than this will not be archived at all". It takes a fair bit of
attentive reading to overcome that initial implication and reach the
correct understanding, that "messages larger than this will be archived
immediately, without waiting for archive_days".
But I haven't thought of a better name for this setting either.
On Fri, Oct 14, 2016, at 09:11 AM, Carlos Velasco via Cyrus-devel wrote:
> IMHO, it makes sense when you know how it works, or when you develop
> the sentence, but the part "won't be archived immediately" is
> confusing. Sorry I am not native english and this could count, I got
> confused about the text that's because I had to look into code.
> Mmm... I have used right now the (infamous) google translator to
> check if I am wrong, and translation to spanish (my native) is:
> "El tamaño en kilobytes del mensaje más grande que no será archivada
> de inmediato"
> Believe me... it is backwards :(
> What about something like this instead?
> The size, if greater or equal, in kilobytes of the message that
> will be archived immediately regardless of archive_days setting.
> Default is 1Mb
> Carlos Velasco
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Re: [Cyrus Imap 3.0] Doc wrong archive_maxsize
> From: Bron Gondwana via Cyrus-devel <cyrus-
> To: email@example.com
> Date: 13/10/2016 23:50:11
>> How is that backwards? (apart from the >= rather than > maybe) If
>> it's bigger than that, then return 1 (archive now), otherwise don't.
>> On Fri, 14 Oct 2016, at 04:56, Carlos Velasco via Cyrus-devel wrote:
>>> I was testing latest beta of 3.0 and see this new setting:
>>> archive_maxsize: 1024
>>> The size in kilobytes of the largest message that *won’t* be
>>> archived immediately. Default is 1Mb
>>> Looking into code this is backwards:
>>> /* always archive big messages */
>>> if (record->size >= maxsize)
>>> return 1;