[Dovecot] messages_count too large (1121 > 1115)

Moritz Willers mo at wit.ch
Fri Dec 16 01:42:48 EET 2005

On 15 Dec 2005, at 12:11, Jakob Hirsch wrote:

> Dovecot should detect invalid indexes, but this didn't always work  
> in the
> past, so it's a good idea to erase indexes when switching versions.

Thanks.  Forget to mention it, I did that several times as well, both  
on the inbox as well as the moved mbox file's index.

I gave compiling 1.0.alpha5 a try today as Timo mentions many mbox  
fixes in the release notes; stopped dovecot, installed alpha5,  
removed the index and everything else relating to the mbox file in  
the .imap directory, started dovecot and fired up my mail client:

Dec 15 23:33:19 sand dovecot: Dovecot v1.0.alpha5 starting up
Dec 15 23:33:25 sand dovecot: imap-login: Login: user=<willers>,  
method=PLAIN, rip=, lip=, TLS
Dec 15 23:33:26 sand dovecot: imap(willers): Corrupted index file / 
messages_count too large (1121 > 1115)
Dec 15 23:33:26 sand dovecot: child 91377 (imap) killed with signal 11

I'm amazed how quickly it gets to that mbox and has a corrupt index  
file for it, though.

bummer - mo

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