[Dovecot] problems with dotlock

Mark Hedges hedges at scriptdolphin.org
Tue Mar 3 02:32:13 EET 2009

On Mon, 2 Mar 2009, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> I was rather thinking that maybe the kernel doesn't want
> to write core files to directories that are writable by
> everyone.

Could it be that dovecot uses setuid to change permissions?
Application would need 'prctl(PR_SET_DUMPABLE, 1);'
according to http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-4897,
since this distro doesn't have

I tried using a pristine 1.1.11 source build with a
core_pattern directory that was owned by root, or by
dovecot, or by the user, but I still didn't see a core


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