[Dovecot] I stream read - stale NFS file handle

Joe joe at fasti.net
Tue Mar 16 04:29:21 EET 2010

On 3/15/2010 10:03 PM, Noel Butler wrote:
> perhaps supply a bit more information?
> like the output from  dovecot -n
> On Mon, 2010-03-15 at 18:29 -0400, Joe wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I am running dovecot/postfix/amavisd within a jail on freebsd. I have a
>> nullfs mounted within the jail that links back to an NFS server.
>> I am constantly getting these errors and my mail never gets delivered. I
>> am hoping someone has a fix for me!
>> Mar 15 18:26:02 deliver(boomer at vximultimedia.com  <mailto:boomer at vximultimedia.com>): Error: copy:
>> i_stream_read() failed: Stale NFS file handle
>> Mar 15 18:26:02 deliver(boomer at vximultimedia.com  <mailto:boomer at vximultimedia.com>): Info:
>> msgid=<5b7860d51003151439y3c06e019y4bf5992b220b8150 at mail.gmail.com  <mailto:5b7860d51003151439y3c06e019y4bf5992b220b8150 at mail.gmail.com>>:
>> save failed to INBOX: Internal error occurred. Refer to server log for
>> more information. [2010-03-15 18:26:01]

Here you go ;)

mail01# dovecot -n
# 1.2.10: /usr/local/etc/dovecot.conf
# OS: FreeBSD 7.3-PRERELEASE amd64  ufs
ssl_cert_file: /etc/ssl/certs/dovecot.cert
ssl_key_file: /etc/ssl/private/dovecot.key
login_dir: /var/run/dovecot/login
login_executable: /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap-login
first_valid_uid: 101
last_valid_uid: 101
mail_location: maildir:/var/vmail/%d/%u
mmap_disable: yes
mail_nfs_storage: yes
mail_nfs_index: yes
lock_method: dotlock
mail_plugins: quota imap_quota
imap_client_workarounds: outlook-idle delay-newmail
   postmaster_address: postmaster at fasti.net
   mail_plugins: quota
   log_path: /var/log/dovecot-deliver.log
   info_log_path: /var/log/dovecot-deliver.log
auth default:
   mechanisms: plain login
   user: nobody
     driver: sql
     args: /usr/local/etc/dovecot-sql.conf
     driver: sql
     args: /usr/local/etc/dovecot-sql.conf
     driver: prefetch
     type: listen
       path: /var/spool/postfix/private/auth
       mode: 432
       user: postfix
       group: mail
       path: /var/run/dovecot/auth-master
       mode: 432
       user: vmail
       group: mail
   quota: maildir:storage=2048000:messages=100000

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