[Dovecot] record points outside file error with dovecot revision 9116:9ae55b68cf61
tss at iki.fi
Thu Jun 11 08:41:16 EEST 2009
On Jun 9, 2009, at 6:40 AM, Jonathan Siegle wrote:
>> But of course there are no problems (well, some very rare random ones
>> maybe) having multiple processes accessing the same mailbox on the
>> server. Ever since I wrote my imaptest tool (a few years ago?) I've
>> heavily stress testing multiple connections modifying the mailbox
>> at the
>> same time.
> Can you tell me what platform/filesystem you use for testing?
Linux/ext3 mainly. I also use Solaris/ufs for my own mails. Once in a
while I also try OS X/HFS+.
> Oh and can you hint at what "bad things" may happen when I get the
> error "record points outside file"?
When you get that error it's not that bad. Dovecot just deletes the
cache file which can cause small slowdowns. More problematic is when
there's a corruption that Dovecot doesn't detect and sends garbage to
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