[Dovecot] SSL hangs? Try this

Brad brad at comstyle.com
Wed Aug 9 17:54:50 EEST 2006

On Wed, Aug 09, 2006 at 04:32:47PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 08, 2006 at 05:48:08PM +0200, Geert Hendrickx wrote:
> > Now I'm suspecting it is a totally different problem: the default polling
> > method changed in rc2.  I think I was having the "stale imap processes"
> > problem, mentioned elsewhere on this list, and that was causing timeouts
> > for clients connecting after the process limit was hit.  I'll recompile
> > dovecot 1.0rc6 with --with-ioloop=kqueue, as suggested elsewhere on this
> > list, and try again.  I should have mentioned I'm using NetBSD...  
> --with-ioloop=kqueue (actually, --with-ioloop=best) seems to have solved
> the problem for me!  
> So I have added --with-ioloop=best to NetBSD's pkgsrc package for dovecot.  
> Why isn't --with-ioloop=best the default btw?  I have seen complaints from
> (Free|Open)BSD users on this list, they have all used --with-ioloop=kqueue
> to solve their problem.  
> 	Geert

Because it is a workaround instead of a proper fix. Using kqueue does not solve
the problem in all cases either.

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