What to do about CONDSTORE for GMail for TB 24?

Mike Conley mconley at mozilla.com
Tue Sep 3 20:54:22 UTC 2013


I've filed bug 912216 to temporarily disable CONDSTORE for GMail until 
we know what's going on here.

On 03/09/2013 4:49 PM, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
> The problem is only really visible if you use labels a lot, that is, if
> you expect mails in folders other than inbox to be fetched actively.
> This may not be the case for the general GetSfn population.
>
> ~ jonathan
>
> On Tue 03 Sep 2013 10:47:05 PM CEST, Roland MoCo Tanglao wrote:
>> +1 for the Andrew/JB nuanced idea of disabling condstore for gmail only!
>> ...Roland
>>
>> On 2013-09-03 1:45 PM, Andrew Sutherland wrote:
>>> On 09/03/2013 04:27 PM, Jb Piacentino wrote:
>>>> Thanks Mike. So if I summarize we have two alternatives:
>>>> 1 - leaving the TB code as is and running the unevaluated risk of
>>>> users not seeing their GMail messages in a timely manner
>>>> 2 - flipping this pref (disabling CONDSTORE) with the net effect of
>>>> not leveraging GMail optimization (and other email servers).
>>>> If it is as simple as described, and assuming identifying, creating
>>>> and pushing a patch in the next 2 weeks is something we can't do
>>>> (who can do it?), it seems to me that option 2 is safer and has
>>>> lesser impact.
>>>
>>> Disabling CONDSTORE for all IMAP servers is a pretty dramatic
>>> change.  As I noted in an earlier related message, Thunderbird has
>>> been using CONDSTORE on other servers that support it since
>>> Thunderbird 3.0.  Turning it off just for gmail by default sounds
>>> reasonable.  There's already special gmail server logic, so it
>>> shouldn't be super-dramatic to accomplish.
>>>
>>> As for the 2-week thing, it's not like it's a rocket launch window
>>> and the planets won't be aligned again for another year.  It seems
>>> like some discretion as to when to release is possible, although it's
>>> probably a hassle and slippage has to be bounded due to security
>>> release concerns.
>>>
>>> Andrew
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