[Dovecot] unexpected error message (maildir_sync_index)

Kyle Wheeler kyle-dovecot at memoryhole.net
Thu May 24 04:19:55 EEST 2007


I recently saw these errors in my log, and one of my users complained 
that Dovecot disconnected him unexpectedly. Any idea what might have 

dovecot: Error: IMAP(bmoore at forkit.org): file maildir-sync.c: line 
1075 (maildir_sync_index): assertion failed: (uid > prev_uid)

dovecot: Error: IMAP(bmoore at forkit.org): Raw backtrace: 
  /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x80b6501] -> 
  /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x80b641c] -> 
  /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(maildir_sync_index+0x902) [0x8069042] 
  -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x8069243] ->  
  [0x8069428] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(imap_sync_init+0x40) 
  [0x8062590] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(cmd_sync+0x71) 
  [0x80626d1] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(cmd_noop+0x26) 
  [0x8059cc6] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x805b878] -> 
  /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x805b907] -> 
  /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(_client_input+0x6c) [0x805bfbc] -> 
  [0x80bc7e0] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(io_loop_run+0x28) 
  [0x80bb808] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap(main+0x4b0) 
  [0x8063fd0] -> /lib/tls/i686/cmov/libc.so.6(__libc_start_main+0xc8) 
  [0xb7e7eea8] -> /usr/local/libexec/dovecot/imap [0x8056a11]

dovecot: Error: child 8418 (imap) killed with signal 6

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