[Dovecot] Too many open files

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun Nov 19 10:10:44 UTC 2006

On 19.11.2006, at 6.57, Amitai Schlair wrote:

> Timo Sirainen wrote:
>> No. There's a leak somewhere. Could you check what file  
>> descriptors are
>> open for such process once it has been running for some hours? So  
>> lsof
>> -p <pid> or look into /proc/pid/fd/ directly. If it's leaking it  
>> should
>> show at least tens of opened files. Once I know what files it's not
>> closing it's easier for me to fix this.
> I'm still getting "Too many open files" with 1.0rc14 on NetBSD with
> kqueue; when this happens, lsof says there are over 1000 pipes  
> open. Is
> this addressed in 1.0rc15? If not, what can I do to help it be  
> addressed
> before 1.0?

I guess it's "dovecot" process that's leaking those fds? Does the  
number of used fds grow every time you login+logout?

I tried debugging this with one FreeBSD and one NetBSD, but I  
couldn't reproduce it. What NetBSD version are you using?
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