[Dovecot] namespace and list=children inconsistencies

Stan Hoeppner stan at hardwarefreak.com
Thu Dec 16 23:04:40 EET 2010

Timo Sirainen put forth on 12/16/2010 9:34 AM:
> On Thu, 2010-12-16 at 09:26 -0500, Charles Marcus wrote:
>> On 2010-12-16 8:59 AM, Holger Mauermann wrote:
>>> Here is the full doveconf -n output:
>>> # 2.0.8: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
>>> # OS: Linux 2.6.35-23-virtual x86_64 Ubuntu 10.10
>> Timo - am I crazy, or did this output used to include the filesystem too?
> Only when mail_location path is absolute, otherwise Dovecot doesn't know
> what mount point to look at.

I had noticed that as well Charles.  I previously had an empty
mail_location value and I didn't see the filesystem reported in dovecot
-n output.  I just changed to specifying mail_location with

mail_location: mbox:/home/%u/mail:INBOX=/var/mail/%u

and I now see this:

# 1.2.15: /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf
# OS: Linux i686 Debian 5.0.7 xfs

Note that /var/mail resides in the root filesystem on an EXT2 partition,
and that /home is an XFS partition.  So dovecot -n is only reporting the
filesystem where mailboxes reside, not where the INBOX resides.  Would
it be preferable that it report both if they are on different mount


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