[Dovecot] lstats on all files in Maildir when opening an e-mail.

Tan Shao Yi tansy at pacific.net.sg
Tue Feb 27 16:07:16 UTC 2007

On Tue, 27 Feb 2007, Daniel Watts wrote:

> Hi guys -
> So what can we use instead? We've just had 2 days downtime because Dovecot 
> was using 100% of the disk. As reported above - every action on a user 
> mailbox seems to lstat every file in the user's home.
> So we've disabled quota completely and these millions of lstats have stopped.
> We're running virtual users (all under a vmail system user) so fs quota is 
> not workable. What do you recommend for a Maildir?
> This is bad enough to almost work having Dovecot throw a:
> WARNING: dirsize not recommended with Maildir format.

Hi Daniel,

I am now using Maildir++ quotas (http://wiki.dovecot.org/Quota/Maildir).


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