[Rpcemu] HostFS and MPro

Tony Moore old_coaster at yahoo.co.uk
Tue Oct 15 12:05:02 PDT 2013

On 15 Oct 2013, David Pitt <pittdj at pittdj.co.uk> wrote:
> Tony Moore, on 15 Oct, wrote:
> > Using Windows 7 32bit / RPCEmu 0.8.10 / RO 5.20 / MPro 7.06
> >
> > When MPro runs from HostFS, the log of a typical mail fetch is as
> > follows:
> >
> > 13 Oct 22:12:34 080 Messenger does not have enough free disc space
> >
> > The line concerning inadequate disc space suggests that HostFS does
> > not correctly report the value (20GB). However, MPro ignores the
> > warning and goes ahead to save the message, without problem.
> >
> > Can anyone please comment?
> As far as I can see the RPCEmu HostFS does not even know of the
> concept of free.

True, *free leads to "File 'free' not found", moreover the HostFS
iconbar has no menu, which could otherwise lead to 'Free space'..

> HostFS on VRPC does.
> I would be reasonably certain the error is spurious, nothing actually
> breaks.

MPro seems to ignore the message, and carries on regardless. My query
arises from a thread, on the MPro mailing list, which is concerned with
identifying the possible causes of delays in debatching, experienced on
someone else's Iyonix. I had not previouly looked at MPro's log, and was
surprised to see the warning message.

> (That said Messenger Pro is profoundly unstable on RPCEmu 0.8.9 on
> this Mac, the networking crashes badly. I don't think it is due to
> this issue though, there are other networking crashes. (0.8.9 is the
> last build for the Mac.))

I'm pleased to say that MPro running on RPCEmu 0.8.10 is stable, and

> It might be worth running it by Rcomp as a similar issue on Fat32FS
> discs got fixed.

I suspect that the fix may have been to ignore the warning message.


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