Trouble running Cyrus IMAP 2.1.14

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Thu Jul 24 12:23:58 EDT 2003

On Thu, 24 Jul 2003, Michael Ellis wrote:

> What's interesting is that MASTER does spawn the appropriate daemon (be
> it IMAPD or POP3D), but when the IMAPD daemon runs, it continually
> chews up about 10% of the CPU (according to top).  This leads me to
> believe that IMAPD is continually trying to perform an operation that
> is failing.

Have you tried running truss/strace on the affected process to see what
its trying to do?

> Is is possible that MASTER, which runs as root, is then spawning IMAPD
> as the cyrus user, and the OS is denying IMAPD access to the privileged
> IMAP port (because of the cyrus user's reduced privileges)?  Just a
> thought.

No, master opens the port and the forked imapd inherets the file


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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