[Dovecot] failed: Too many open files
tony at bluetie.com
Fri Mar 26 17:15:26 EET 2010
On 3/26/2010 4:53 AM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> 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.
Run "lsof" or something similar to see what open filedescriptors there
are. I ran into this same issue...and it had nothing to do with
Dovecot...Dovecot was just unlucky enough to be requesting to open a
file when the limit was already reached.
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