[Dovecot] Problem with dovecot and system crashing
tss at iki.fi
Sun Aug 14 22:47:25 EEST 2005
On Fri, 2005-08-12 at 09:00 -0400, Colin Kingsbury wrote:
> On 8/8/05, Curtis Maloney
> > Colin Kingsbury wrote:
> > > Hi all,
> > >
> > > I am running dovecot on a linux server (FC3) in conjunction with
> > > Sendmail. My configuration is quite vanilla and I am having the
> > > following problem: occasionally (once every 3-10 days) the dovecot
> > > server will become unresponsive and attempting to access mail via pop3
> > > will produce an error message on the client side.
> > Any chance you could mention which version of Dovecot?
> > > As best as I can tell, the dovecot process dies because if I restart
> > > it with /sbin/service dovecot restart I get [failed] on the stop and
> > > [ok] on the start.
> > Does it show up in 'ps aux'? Can you see dovecot, dovecot-auti, imap-login or
> > pop3-login in the list?
> It happened again today. Nothing showed up in the list. Also got a
> kernel panic on restart. Any suggestions on this would be greatly
This all sounds like your hardware is breaking/overheating. Only way
Dovecot can hang your system completely is by creating tons of
processes, and if it's not doing that the system itself is somehow
broken. Kernel panic on restart also suggests that..
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