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authorEric Wong <e@yhbt.net>2020-02-02 06:52:21 +0000
committerEric Wong <e@yhbt.net>2020-02-02 17:29:58 +0000
commita715ce5da88e2263888a92335d794fab0aad91c0 (patch)
treeeebfa7b911db8cbe53f6eea659b95991ab560dbd
parent4bb77753fbbc30ab396a1b01d70cf65b629b6276 (diff)
downloadpublic-inbox-a715ce5da88e2263888a92335d794fab0aad91c0.tar.gz
These switches have always been there, but were not
documented until now.
-rw-r--r--Documentation/public-inbox-convert.pod41
1 files changed, 39 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/public-inbox-convert.pod b/Documentation/public-inbox-convert.pod
index 4c790dee..417e5e4e 100644
--- a/Documentation/public-inbox-convert.pod
+++ b/Documentation/public-inbox-convert.pod
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@ public-inbox-convert - convert v1 inboxes to v2
 
 =head1 SYNOPSIS
 
-        public-inbox-convert OLD_DIR NEW_DIR
+        public-inbox-convert [OPTIONS] OLD_DIR NEW_DIR
 
 =head1 DESCRIPTION
 
@@ -14,6 +14,27 @@ and users are expected to update the "inboxdir" path in
 L<public-inbox-config(5)> to point to the path of NEW_DIR
 once they are satisfied with the conversion.
 
+=head1 OPTIONS
+
+=over
+
+=item --no-index
+
+Disables Xapian and overview DB indexing on the new repository.
+By default, public-inbox-convert creates a new index in the v2
+repository and indexes all existing messages, a lengthy
+operation for large inboxes.
+
+=item -j JOBS, --jobs=JOBS
+
+Control the number of indexing jobs and Xapian shards of the v2
+inbox.  By default, this is the detected CPU count but capped
+at 4 due to various bottlenecks.  The number of Xapian shards
+will be 1 less than the JOBS value, since there is a single
+process which distributes work to the Xapian shards.
+
+=back
+
 =head1 ENVIRONMENT
 
 =over 8
@@ -27,6 +48,21 @@ See L<public-inbox-config(5)>
 
 =head1 UPGRADING
 
+Editing "~/.public-inbox/config" (or whatever C<PI_CONFIG> is
+set to) will be required to start using the new directory.
+
+=head1 BUGS
+
+Writes from L<public-inbox-mda(1)> or L<git-fetch(1)> to the v1
+inbox which occur after the start of the conversion will not
+be picked up in the v2 inbox.
+
+Users of L<public-inbox-watch(1)> do not have to worry about
+this.  They only need to update the config file to point to the
+v2 inbox, send C<SIGHUP> public-inbox-watch process to reload
+the config file, and then C<SIGUSR1> to rescan existing
+Maildirs.
+
 =head1 CONTACT
 
 Feedback welcome via plain-text mail to L<mailto:meta@public-inbox.org>
@@ -42,4 +78,5 @@ License: AGPL-3.0+ L<https://www.gnu.org/licenses/agpl-3.0.txt>
 
 =head1 SEE ALSO
 
-L<public-inbox-init(1)>, L<public-inbox-index(1)>
+L<public-inbox-init(1)>, L<public-inbox-index(1)>, L<public-inbox-config(5)>,
+L<public-inbox-v1-format(5)>, L<public-inbox-v2-format(5)>