[Dovecot] 9GB of messages in /tmp

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Jun 13 01:11:19 EEST 2008

On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 15:08 -0400, Charles Marcus wrote:
> Hello,
> Well, I have a brain-dead user (using Thunderbird who just 
> won't listen when I tell them not to try to move 5000+ messages at one 
> time (or if deleting, bypass the Trash), and they managed to royally 
> screw up their maildirs...

maildir_copy_with_hardlinks=yes should help a lot with this.

> I have two problems...
> 1. The /tmp directory has 9+GB in it... can I just rm tmp/* on that 
> directory without making this problem worse?

Only part of Dovecot that writes to /tmp is deliver, and it keeps the
files there probably less than a microsecond (create file + unlink

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