[Dovecot] Panic: Trying to allocate 2147483648 bytes

David Halik dhalik at jla.rutgers.edu
Fri Mar 27 18:11:42 EET 2009

That did the trick! No more memory allocation issues. That you very much 
for the patch and your help Timo. Should we expect the patch to be in 
the final 1.2 release, or in a future version?


Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Mar 26, 2009, at 1:00 PM, David Halik wrote:
>> Any thoughts on this Timo? Just wondering if you were able to 
>> reproduce the problem and saw the same behavior. We can look into it 
>> more if need be, but since I can replicate it on both Fedora and 
>> Solaris, I'm guessing it's a fundamental bug with how certain 
>> malformed emails are searched.
> Interesting that the only two people who reported this were running on 
> Solaris. Anyway, fixed:
> http://hg.dovecot.org/dovecot-1.1/rev/a2013dedbad0
> I suppose that could be thought of as a DoS attack, but since it 
> requires user to search messages and have a very special kind of 
> email, and by default imap process size is limited to 256 MB, I don't 
> think I'll bother releasing v1.1.14 because of it.

David Halik
System Administrator
OIT-CSS Rutgers University
dhalik at jla.rutgers.edu

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