[Dovecot] [IDEA] Re: wierd ssl-parameters.dat regeneration error

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Sun May 13 18:27:47 EEST 2007

On Sun, 2007-05-13 at 09:08 -0600, Kyle Wheeler wrote:
> On Sunday, May 13 at 04:47 PM, quoth Timo Sirainen:
> >On Mon, 2007-05-07 at 12:46 -0600, Kyle Wheeler wrote:
> >> When Dovecot regenerates its ssl-parameters.dat file, there is a race 
> >> condition between the multiple instances of dovecot, because they all 
> >> regenerate the file in the same compile-time-defined $statedir 
> >> directory: /usr/local/var/lib/dovecot. 
> >
> >This should fix it:
> >http://dovecot.org/list/dovecot-cvs/2007-May/008756.html
> *Almost*; my several dovecot instances don't all use the same 
> base_dir, because they got mad and started fighting over who got to 
> put a dict-server and master.pid file in there, and who got to play 
> with the login directory (I haven't figured out how to get them all to 
> share an auth server yet). With this patch, some of my dovecot 
> instances just won't regenerate the ssl-parameters.dat file (though 
> they will fail more gracefully, which is nice).

Only one of them needs to regenerate the file. The rest of them should
just copy it to their login_dir. But yes, the patch didn't fix it
completely, this should now make it really work (although still
untested, it's a bit annoying to test..):


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