[Dovecot] [LDA] save failed to INBOX: Timeout while waiting for lock
tss at iki.fi
Thu Apr 14 11:12:17 EEST 2011
On 14.4.2011, at 10.47, Frank Bonnet wrote:
> I use LDA Dovecot 2 with SIEVE as Postfix delivery agent and I
> occasionally get such message in syslog.
> info.log:Apr 13 12:39:40 lda(xxxxxxxx): Info:
> msgid=<4DA484FF.5060903 at gmail.com>: save failed to INBOX: Timeout while
> waiting for lock
>> mail_location = mbox:%h/:INDEX=/var/cache/dovecot/index/%u:INBOX=/var/mail/%u
That's the way mbox format works. One IMAP or POP3 client can lock the mailbox for a long time. LDA can either wait longer of fail and let MTA retry the delivery later. The default is:
mbox_lock_timeout = 5 mins
So apparently the LDA already waited for 5 minutes for the lock.
(There is also actually mail_max_lock_timeout setting, but the default is 0 = disabled.)
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