Problem with IMAP server suddenly hanging

Rob Tanner rtanner+cyrus at
Wed Jun 25 09:35:39 EDT 2003

--On Wednesday, June 25, 2003 07:31:21 AM +0100 David Carter 
<dpc22 at> wrote:

> On Tue, 24 Jun 2003, Rob Tanner wrote:
>> I just installed cyrus-imapd-2.1.13 on a Solaris machine.  The
>> conversion from the old MessagingDirect server was even easier than
>> expected.  The server started up just fine and then hung.  I kill the
>> master and restart and everything is okasy for a while and then it
>> hangs (imap requests connect but nothing happens).  Also, I've
>> noticed that "ctl_cyrusdb -c" is also hung at the time (truss shows
>> the process in a constant sleep state from which it doesn't awake
>> until master is killed).  I think ctl_cyrusdb's sleep state is a
>> symptom, not the cause since it also runs at other times just fine.
>> Any ideas on what I need to look at/for?
> Is there anything interesting in the logs?
> There seems to be a bad interaction between Cyrus and DB 4.1.25 which
> might explain what you are seeing. Its been fixed in CVS.

Oops!  Missing details.  The box is running sunos 5.7 w/Berkeley 3.1. 
Also, the logs don't give any indication of a problem.

Rob Tanner
Linfield College,
McMinnville, Oregon
rtanner+cyrus at

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