[Dovecot] lock file strangeness

Joseph Tam jtam.home at gmail.com
Thu Jul 26 04:16:36 EEST 2012

> From: "McGraw, Robert P" <rmcgraw at purdue.edu>
> We are running dovecot-1.2.10 on a Solaris 10 x86 host.
> Starting on July 24 I started seeing the following type lock files I the
> /var/mail directory.
>   -rw-rw-rw-   1 agab mail           0 Jul 24 10:08
>   agabriel.lock.1343138908.28535.hardy.purdue.edu

Hmm, are you sure these are dovecot locks?  They look sort of like what
alpine would produce.  Do your clients have direct filesystem access to
the INBOX spool?

Joseph Tam <jtam.home at gmail.com>

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