[Dovecot] service anvil and ssl-params not starts with dovecot started

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Sep 27 18:20:11 EEST 2013

On 26.9.2013, at 15.07, Dewey Du <deweyto at gmail.com> wrote:

> My dovecot started with the error below. What's the most possible reason
> for the error?
> “2013-08-28 11:41:40 ”master: Info: Dovecot v2.2.5 starting up (core dumps
> disabled)
> “2013-08-28 11:42:00 ”anvil: Fatal: Error reading configuration: Timeout
> reading config from /var/run/dovecot/config

The config process is stuck for some reason. Try to find out what it's doing. Immediately after you start dovecot, find the config process pid, and do:

1) strace -tt -p <pid> (for about a second or so)

2) gdb -p <pid>
bt full

and mail the results.

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