IMAP/LMTP/Quota locking problem

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue May 18 09:33:10 EDT 2004

On Mon, 17 May 2004, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:

> It started here:
> May 14 09:04:59 lvr1 imapd[14301]: login:
> vpn82-4.vpn.Uni-Koeln.DE[] s0283928 plaintext+TLS
> May 14 09:04:59 lvr1 imapd[14301]: seen_db: user s0283928 opened
> /var/lib/imap/user/B/s0283928.seen
> May 14 09:04:59 lvr1 imapd[14301]: open: user s0283928 opened Drafts
> As you can see a VPN dial-up connection was used. I think it likely that
> the notorious APPEND problem happened. i.e. the connection was dropped by
> the client while the server was doing an APPEND. This is bug 1270
> <> and is marked FIXED.
> For completeness' sake: after the IMAP session above, hte lmtpd processes
> started getting stuck when delivering to this user:
> So, is this really fixed in 2.2.3? Has anybody seen something like this
> since? And would it be OK to apply the patch to 2.1.16? Or does it depend
> on other stuff that happened in CVS between 2.1.16 and the time the patch
> was created?

This should be fixed in 2.2.3 (if it is indeed the APPEND/quota files
issue).  We're not backporting it, since the patch was somewhat extensive.


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
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