[Dovecot] Too many open files
schmonz at schmonz.com
Fri Dec 1 00:19:27 UTC 2006
On Nov 19, 2006, at 5:10 AM, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> On 19.11.2006, at 6.57, Amitai Schlair wrote:
>> Timo Sirainen wrote:
>>> No. There's a leak somewhere. Could you check what file
>>> descriptors are
>>> open for such process once it has been running for some hours? So
>>> -p <pid> or look into /proc/pid/fd/ directly. If it's leaking it
>>> show at least tens of opened files. Once I know what files it's not
>>> closing it's easier for me to fix this.
>> I'm still getting "Too many open files" with 1.0rc14 on NetBSD with
>> kqueue; when this happens, lsof says there are over 1000 pipes
>> open. Is
>> this addressed in 1.0rc15? If not, what can I do to help it be
>> before 1.0?
> I guess it's "dovecot" process that's leaking those fds? Does the
> number of used fds grow every time you login+logout?
Yes, it's the "dovecot" process. With a very quick-and-dumb test
(quitting and reopening Mail.app) it seems to have more open pipes
> I tried debugging this with one FreeBSD and one NetBSD, but I
> couldn't reproduce it. What NetBSD version are you using?
This is on NetBSD 2.0.2. (If I could upgrade, I would, but I can't,
so I won't. :-)
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