[Dovecot] dovecot-lda 2.0.8 Panic: stream doesn't support seeking backwards

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Dec 8 06:01:49 EET 2010

On 8.12.2010, at 3.43, Jacky Chan wrote:

> Everything work fine and mail can be saved to user's home directory without error when the user is not over quota.
> If over quota occur, the maillog log this error message:
> Panic: stream doesn't support seeking backwards lda(xxx at xxx.com):

Hmm. Interesting. I'll check tomorrow.

> I tried run the dovecot-lda at command line:
> /usr/dovecot/libexec/dovecot/dovecot-lda -d xxx at xxx.com < some_saved_mail
> The result is dovecot quota plugin reject the mail and send an over quota message back to the sender without any error.
> It seems that the error is only occur with postfix pipe command.

You can most likely reproduce it with:

cat some_saved_mail | dovecot-lda -d ..

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