[Dovecot] input / output error in dovecot.log

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed May 9 11:06:43 EEST 2007

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 14:15 +0800, Joe Wong wrote:
> >From time to time, I saw input / output error on rename() or
> pwrite_full(), for example:
> dovecot: May 02 05:46:18 Error: IMAP(joe):
> rename(/fs/joe/Maildir/.Sent
> Items/tmp/1178084777.P21895Q0M200058.tkodog.no-ip.com.com, /fs/joe/Maildir/.Sent Items/cur/1178084777.P21895Q0M200058.tkodog.no-ip.com:2,S) failed: Input/output error
> What could be the cause of this problem and the consequences?

Your hard disk is dying (or the network with NFS)? Syscalls should never
return I/O error unless something's really wrong. dmesg most likely
gives additional information.

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