[Dovecot] Index corruption causes child process to die

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Nov 12 13:52:05 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-08 at 20:46 +0100, Luigi Rosa wrote:
> Timo Sirainen said the following On 7/11/2006 22:39:
> > Oh, right, the patch.
> It happened again ad was more serious.
> {two mail arrived from two different mailing lists, Thunderbirds moves 
> them in their mailbox but...}
> Nov  8 20:36:44 mail dovecot: IMAP(lrosa): Fixed index file 
> /var/spool/mail2/lrosa/.Postfix/dovecot.index: 
> first_recent_uid_lowwater 10272 -> 10271
> Nov  8 20:36:44 mail dovecot: IMAP(lrosa): Corrupted index file 
> /var/spool/mail2/lrosa/.Postfix/dovecot.index: Duplicate header 
> extension keywords
> Nov  8 20:36:44 mail dovecot: child 12176 (imap) killed with signal 11

Do you use Dovecot's deliver to save the mails to INBOX, or something
else? Do you have the Postfix mailbox opened while this happens? What if
you change "Max number of server connections to cache" to 1 in the
account settings -> server settings -> advanced?

I tried reproducing this for a while with Thunderbird, but couldn't get
these kind of errors.

Anyway, testing what happens with this patch would also help:


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