[Dovecot] A large number of imap processes

Claude Frantz r31dmaeu at unibw.de
Mon Apr 7 16:48:04 EEST 2008

My system is very slow, the Maildir is mounted via NFS, the index is on 
a local disk system.

In the config, there is:

max_mail_processes = 3000
login_processes_count = 6
login_max_processes_count = 1500

I can see a large number of processes named "imap", some users have more 
than 12 such processes running. Is such a large number per user a 
"normal" behaviour ?

What is wrong here ?

Thanks a lot !

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