[ext] 2.3.7 slower than 2.3.6?

Timo Sirainen timo at sirainen.com
Tue Jul 16 09:58:29 EEST 2019

On 15 Jul 2019, at 23.17, Ralf Hildebrandt via dovecot <dovecot at dovecot.org> wrote:
> * Ralf Hildebrandt via dovecot <dovecot at dovecot.org>:
>> We're using dovecot (via LMTP) as a backup for all incoming mail.
>> I upgraded from 2.3.6 to 2.3.7 on the 12th:
>> 2019-07-12 14:35:44 upgrade dovecot-imapd:amd64 2:2.3.6-2~bionic 2:2.3.7-8~bionic
>> and it seems that 2.3.7 is slower than 2.3.6 -- mail to the backup
>> IMAP box is suddenly taking quite some time to get delivered and is piling up
>> in the queue.
> And alas, I had a look at the monitoring and found that disk IO has
> increase A LOT after the update: https://www.arschkrebs.de/images/dovecot-disk-io-increase.png
> I zoomed in and found that the sudden increace in IO coincides with
> the update to 2.3.7 (14:35): https://www.arschkrebs.de/images/dovecot-io-2.png <https://www.arschkrebs.de/images/dovecot-io-2.png>

Do the different disks have different kinds of data? Like you seem to be using external attachments and fts? Also your doveconf -n doesn't show what fts backend you're using. Or is it just half-configured and not really used?

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