[Dovecot] lock file strangeness

McGraw, Robert P rmcgraw at purdue.edu
Wed Jul 25 22:50:43 EEST 2012

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

   -rw-rw-rw-   1 agab mail           0 Jul 24 10:08

   -rw-rw-rw-   1 agab mail           0 Jul 24 10:08

   -rw-rw-rw-   1 agab mail           0 Jul 24 10:08

They are being created by only three of our users. What is common with the
users is that they are using alpine mail client.

Again these just started on July 24.

We have over 300 user and a lot of them use alpine but only three users
seem to 
generate these lock files.

Can some one tell me what and why these are being created and why they are
not getting destroyed?



Robert P. McGraw, Jr.
Manager, Computer System                    EMAIL: rmcgraw at purdue.edu
Purdue University                            ROOM: MATH-807
Department of Mathematics                   PHONE: (765) 494-6055
150 N. University Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2067

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