[Dovecot] occasional dovecot crash, core captured but no symbol table info?

John Clements aoeudovecot at brinckerhoff.org
Sat Aug 27 19:57:48 EEST 2011

On Aug 26, 2011, at 10:30 PM, mailing at securitylabs.it wrote:

> Il 26/08/2011 20:38, John Clements ha scritto:
>> Dovecot is crashing occasionally for me.  Today it crashed six times in quick succession, as I fired up a computer (Mac) I hadn't used in a while, and my mail application (Apple Mail) tried to synchronize many large mailboxes.
>> The log entries look like this:
>> Aug 26 10:26:15 computer dovecot: dovecot: child 23223 (imap) killed with signal 6 (core dumped)
>> Aug 26 10:26:30 computer dovecot: IMAP(granitemon): Panic: file istream-raw-mbox.c: line 583 (istream_raw_mbox_get_body_size): assertion failed: (rstream->body_offset != (uoff_t)-1)
> Hello,
> http://www.dovecot.org/list/dovecot/2010-March/047426.html
> dunno if it has been fixed in 1.2.16 or 1.2.17, you may try to upgrade to 1.2.17 or apply the above patch.

Thanks for googling that for me... :)

The tone of that message suggests that this core dump is probably not associated with data loss; any idea if that's true?

Thanks and apologies for not doing enough homework,

John Clements

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