[Dovecot] 1.0.5: many pop3-login processes?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Apr 18 13:25:06 EEST 2008

On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 12:18 -0400, Alan Ferrency wrote:

> I expect this is the reality of the situation: some port-scanner or
> something somewhere is occasionally hitting the server enough to
> increase the pop3-login process count, but nothing ever uses them
> after that.
> The processes aren't doing anything or using many resources, it's just
> annoying that they hang around forever without serving any purpose. Once
> the process count goes up, do these login processes ever give up and
> start dying off?

They don't automatically kill themselves, but once new connections come
in new login processes shouldn't be created so their count should
eventually drop.

For v2.0 I've already rewritten this code and the processes can kill
themselves if they haven't done anything for a while.

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