[Dovecot] failed: Too many open files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Mar 26 10:53:21 EET 2010

On 26.3.2010, at 10.47, Masaharu Kawada wrote:

> >How many dovecot-auth processes were there running? Unless there were 1024 dovecot-auth processes, it sounds
> >more like a file descriptor leak and adding more fds will only delay the error.
> According to the result of a command "ps aux", only one dovecot-auth process running on the system.
> Did you mean that this phenomenon could be a bug?  

Yes. There should be no reason for dovecot-auth to have 1024 fds open.

> In case it is impossible to update
> the dovecot package, adding a line in /etc/init.d/dovecot that I wrote in my first email
> is the only workaround to avoid the errors?

My guess it that it takes 4 times as long for the error to show up, but it doesn't prevent it.

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