[Dovecot] A large number of imap processes

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Apr 18 13:26:19 EEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-04-07 at 15:48 +0200, Claude Frantz wrote:
> 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 ?

It's probably normal. Each connection is handled by a separate imap
process currently, and many clients can create a lot of connections.
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