sig11 with autocreate feature

Simon Matter simon.matter at
Tue Feb 3 11:02:14 EST 2004

I just discovered a problem with the autocreate patches from which have been
discussed today on this list. Since the maintainers of the patches also
read the list I think it's okay to mention this here.
When the createonpost feature is set, then a new mailbox is created if a
mail is delivered to a non existent mailbox via lmtp. Now I discovered
that whenever I send mail with postfix to such a nonexistent mailbox, the
box is created on the fly but the mail is not delivered until the next
time postfix flushes the queue. I tried to figure out what's going wrong
but was unable to find it. An strace of the dying lmtpd process can be
found here

this is from the logs:
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 postfix/pickup[16538]: 6A94711E05: uid=0 from=<root>
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 postfix/cleanup[16850]: 6A94711E05:
message-id=<20040203130326.6A94711E05 at>
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 postfix/nqmgr[16539]: 6A94711E05:
from=<root at>, size=329, nrcpt=1 (queue active)
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 lmtpunix[16766]: autocreateinbox: User imaptest,
INBOX was successfully created in partition default
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 master[16752]: process 16766 exited, signaled to
death by 11
Feb  3 14:03:26 imap01 postfix/lmtp[16851]: 6A94711E05:
to=<imaptest at>,
orig_to=<imap.test at>,
relay=/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp], delay=0,
status=deferred (lost connection with
/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp[/var/lib/imap/socket/lmtp] while sending MAIL


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