[Dovecot] Couldn't open INBOX: Timeout while waiting for lock
tss at iki.fi
Fri Jun 12 21:34:17 EEST 2009
On Fri, 2009-06-12 at 14:09 -0400, Eric Sammons wrote:
> So I've been through google and the dovecot source and have not yet found
> a reasonable explanation for the 'Timeout while waiting for lock' error.
> My customer's configuration is utilizes mbox with the following mbox
> pop3_lock_session = yes
What it means is that you have this enabled and user tries to log in
with POP3 while another POP3 session already exists and isn't dying
after 5 minutes. Some possible reasons:
- User using multiple POP3 clients?
- User using dialup and connection dies while downloading messages?
- User has huge mailboxes that take a long time to download?
In any case setting pop3_lock_session=no gets rid of these errors,
although that then violates POP3 RFC.
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