failed building quota list for ''

Thomas Jarosch thomas.jarosch at
Thu Feb 27 03:42:57 EST 2014


we run the 'quota' command every fifteen minutes
to gather statistics about the disk usage.

After updating to cyrus-imapd 2.4.x, I sometimes (rarely though)
get this message in the logs:

Feb 27 01:30:02 mail quota[12433]: failed building quota list for '': System 
I/O error: No such file or directory

No idea why this is happening. I've now replaced the
'quota' binary with a wrapper to check if f.e. two
quota programs run at the same time and interact with each other:
(the backup script also dumps the quota)

echo "quota wrapper $$ started" >>$LOG
date >>$LOG
ps auxf >>$LOG

/usr/cyrus/bin/quota.real $*
date >>$LOG
echo "quota wrapper $$ ended" >>$LOG
echo >>$LOG

All I can say for now: It didn't happen with cyrus-imapd 2.3.x :)
valgrind is also happy on my test box.


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