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An off-the-wall guess that I have no way to verify. Could it be that you are running out of memory? A quick browse of Mail::Box and it's associated modules leads me to believe that they form a quite heavily nested hierarchy of modules with each level adding another hash or two for each item. Large volumes of nested hashes, even when each individual leaf hash is quite small, can rapidly consume large volumes of space.

On my system, Perl sometimes dies silently when it runs out of space.

Maybe you could monitor programs memory usage when running it on this large directory?


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In reply to Re: Mail::Box fails miserably when trying to open 30_000 messages maildir by BrowserUk
in thread Mail::Box fails miserably when trying to open 30_000 messages maildir by monsieur_champs

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