[Dovecot] Dovecot and stale nfs-locks hanging processes

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Apr 4 17:18:23 EEST 2008

On Fri, 2008-04-04 at 12:37 +0200, Søren Schrøder wrote:

> The pop3 process is un-killable, and I end up stacking up pop3 processes
> from the user, as well as deliver to the user. Not healthy.. I was under
> the impression that POP3 would exit when a lock is set, preventing more
> than one pop3 processes pr. user, but it doesn't seem to be the case. 

If you can't kill a process even with kill -9, the problem is with the
kernel and Dovecot can't do much about it.

How about trying without fcntl locks:

lock_method = dotlock

Also have you read http://wiki.dovecot.org/NFS?

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