[Dovecot] Is "Resource temporarily unavailable" an old problem?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sat Nov 18 21:12:00 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-13 at 22:39 -0300, Ricardo Dias Campos wrote:
> Then a new problem arose: the time between hang-ups begun to diminish.
> Trying to find why I discovered that the number or dovecot-auth processes
> was too high (last time I got 169 processes, a lot of them <defuncts>). It
> seems that, if I kill all these processes, it takes more time before it
> hangs again.

Well, this is your problem. I guess you're using PAM? So it sounds like
you're using some PAM plugin which hangs and causes Dovecot to break.

> As I said, I'm using Fedora 5 and the version distributed with it
> was dovecot-1.0-0.beta2.7.i386. I upgraded it to
> dovecot-1.0-0.beta8.2.fc5.i386. 

beta8 is half a year old, and I've done several fixes since then.
Upgrading might help, but I think it's a problem with your PAM
configuration anyway.

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