[Dovecot] Inotify max_user_instances
Daniel L. Miller
dmiller at amfes.com
Thu Mar 7 17:50:02 EET 2013
Maybe I have multiple problems - dunno.
I've started seeing the following log lines:
Mar 7 07:46:22 bubba dovecot: imap(dmiller at amfes.com): Warning: Inotify
instance limit for user 5000 (UID vmail) exceeded, disabling. Increase
max_user_instances is currently 128.
I've tried stopping and restarting dovecot - the message immediately
returns. I could just increase max_user_instances - but I'd like to
understand what the number SHOULD be and why simply restarting Dovecot
doesn't fix it. If this issue is for user "vmail" this is used by mail
services only - and I've only got a few users on my system.
I'm also fighting a netfilter issue - my connection tracking counters
keep climbing. Don't know if this is in any way related.
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