[Dovecot] 1.0alpha5: fcntl() locking problem

Jeff A. Earickson jaearick at colby.edu
Sat Dec 31 15:57:47 EET 2005

Yes, stopping and restarting lockd fixed this problem.  Anybody know
how to clear out stale locks in Solaris without killing lockd?  This
problem only bit me once.

Jeff Earickson
Colby College

On Sat, 31 Dec 2005, Timo Sirainen wrote:

> Date: Sat, 31 Dec 2005 15:53:20 +0200
> From: Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi>
> To: Jeff A. Earickson <jaearick at colby.edu>
> Cc: dovecot at dovecot.org
> Subject: Re: [Dovecot] 1.0alpha5: fcntl() locking problem
> On Wed, 2005-12-14 at 16:20 -0500, Jeff A. Earickson wrote:
>> imap(user): fcntl() failed with mbox file /var/mail/user: No record locks available
> This error comes from kernel, so Dovecot can't really help it. Either
> your lockd broke, or there were too many locks being used (stale locks
> maybe left lying around?).

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