[Dovecot] Couldn't init INBOX: Can't sync mailbox: Messages keep getting expunged
djonas at vitalwerks.com
Tue May 6 04:33:52 EEST 2008
Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-05-05 at 17:46 -0700, David Jonas wrote:
>>> Anyway, this fixes the problem:
>> Well, it looked good but pop3 processes started accumulating and pretty
>> soon the load was over 50. No errors were getting logged. strace showed
>> some processes waiting for disk and others being served their mail.
>> IO-wait was bouncing off 100%.
> I don't think that patch has the ability to cause such a large
> performance problem.
> Sounds more like Dovecot is recalculating virtual message sizes for
> existing files. It should have looked up the values from
> dovecot.index.cache files though. Or did you delete them?
I didn't delete any files. Switching back to 1.0.2 (after some major
cujoling) it's now running at a fine clip under load 1.
I'll try it again. Perhaps it was a freak coincidence.
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