[Dovecot] Dovecot 2.0.7 (8793036f6de8) seems to miss some defaults for vsz_limit

Thomas Leuxner tlx at leuxner.net
Wed Nov 17 10:28:33 EET 2010

On Wed, Nov 17, 2010 at 05:01:27AM +0000, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> LMTP shouldn't have had that problem.. Unless you've explicitly changed those in the config file? See doveconf -n|grep vsz_limit

Did some investigation now and could bring up the latest and greatest
by adding missing defaults after comparing an old 'doveconf -a' dump:

[ 20-managesieve.conf ]
+   vsz_limit = 64M

Manually uncommented the entry in the file.

It then gave me:

$ invoke-rc.d dovecot start
Starting IMAP/POP3 mail server: dovecotdoveconf: Fatal: Error in
configuration file /etc/dovecot/dovecot.conf: service(lmtp): vsz_limit
is too low

Previous settings would indicate default of:

service lmtp {
  vsz_limit = 0

That does not work anymore though. Manually set a size in
'master.conf' therefore:

[ 10-master.conf ]

service lmtp {
  vsz_limit = 64M

Now Dovecot comes up. Not sure what value would be reasonable for the
LMTP Service. Point is: It should pull reasonable defaults which it
obviously does not.


More information about the dovecot mailing list