cyrus-imapd spawning multiple processes

Erik Norgaard norgaard at
Wed Jun 3 16:34:31 UTC 2009

Mel Flynn wrote:
> On Wednesday 03 June 2009 12:41:31 Jeff Laine wrote:
>> Thanks for your reply, Eric.
>> Running master in debugging mode helped to find out that I had 640
>> permissions on libdb* files. Doh.
> I'd file a bugreport upstream, this is not a "debug level message" but 
> critical error condition, in fact with Denial of Service potential for the 
> entire machine.

Hold that, I reinstalled my server this week from source and encountered 
no such problems.

Before filing any bug report, consider how permissions where changed: 
Did you accidentially change them manually? Do you have umask set to 
some non-standard value? Do/should ports override root's umask?

Of course, some condition that causes a proces to exit unexpectedly 
ought to give a clearer log message, and it shouldn't keep retrying, for 
that you might consider sending a bug report to the developers.

BR, Erik
Erik Nørgaard
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