[Dovecot] POP3 error

Thierry de Montaudry thierry at mailhub.co.za
Tue Mar 8 18:49:06 EET 2011

On 08 Mar 2011, at 18:14, Charles Marcus wrote:

> On 2011-03-08 10:40 AM, Thierry de Montaudry wrote:
>> On 08 Mar 2011, at 13:24, Chris Wilson wrote:
>>> There's nothing to debug in dovecot here. Your server is overloaded
>>> by about 55 times. Buy 55 times as many servers or do something
>>> about your webmail interface (maybe a separate webmail cluster).
>> As you can see the numbers (55.04, 29.13, 14.55) the load was busy
>> getting higher when I took this snapshot and this was not a normal
>> situation. Usually this machine's load is only between 1 and 4, which
>> is quite ok for a quad core. It only happens when dovecot start
>> generating errors, and pop3, imap and http get stuck.  It went up to
>> 200, and I was still able to stop web and mail daemons, then restart
>> them, and everything was back to normal.
> What is your webmail server (and version)? Maybe it is buggy?
Using HastyMail2-1.0. But the problem only started when we moved to dovecot 2.0.9 (from 1.10.13), without changing anything else on any of our 7 machines, and now it's happening randomly on any of them. So that's why I suspect it has to do with dovecot.

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