[Dovecot] unexpected error message (maildir_sync_index)
kyle-dovecot at memoryhole.net
Thu May 24 16:24:04 EEST 2007
On Thursday, May 24 at 10:40 AM, quoth Timo Sirainen:
>> dovecot: Error: IMAP(bmoore at forkit.org): file maildir-sync.c: line
>> 1075 (maildir_sync_index): assertion failed: (uid > prev_uid)
> Can this be reproduced?
Not reliably or at-will (yet); it was a bit of a surprise.
> Is there anything special in that mailbox's dovecot-uidlist file?
Nothing super obvious. The UIDVALIDITY is a number that doesn't
correspond to any of the files in the mailbox, but I don't know if
that's typical or not.
The only thing that is, generally, unusual about the setup is that
there's a cron job that periodically pulls messages out of
.INBOX.Spam.Report and .INBOX.Spam.Ham, feed the messages to
spamassassin, and in the case of ham, re-delivers them via procmail.
The crash was very close to a 5-minute boundary (i.e. when the cron
It's probably not relevant, but another odd error that I got from this
particular domain (but a different user) was this:
dovecot: Error: IMAP(xxxxxxx at yyyyyy.org):
failed: Not a directory
That didn't cause a crash, but... <shrug>
> Do you have a core file from the crash? See
I don't; but I just modified my run files to do a `ulimit -c
unlimited`, so that next time it *will* generate a core file.
As for the basic information:
Debian Linux (stable/Etch)
And here's my dovecot -n output:
log_timestamp: listen: imap.forkit.org:143
login_greeting: There was suppose to be an earth-shattering KA-BOOM!!!
mechanisms: plain login
args: uid=64020 gid=64020 home=/var/lib/vpopmail/domains/%Ld/%Ln
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you really make them think, they'll hate you.
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