Cyrus crashed again badly

Jim Levie jim at
Tue May 11 15:15:43 EDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 00:33, Simon Matter wrote:
> > On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 18:05, Florin Andrei wrote:
> >> On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 12:35, Florin Andrei wrote:
> >>
> >> > This is the second time the Cyrus IMAP server crashes spectacularly.
> >>
> >> Nevermind, i managed to fix it, there were some corrupted files in
> >> /var/lib/imap/db, i removed them, and also deliver.db, everything got
> >> recreated, and now it's working.
> >
> > Well you are having better luck with Fedora Core 1 than I have had. On
> > three different boxes I've yet to see it run for more than about 5 days
> > before it hoses up or crashed. Yet RH 7.x, 8.0, 9 and RHEL 3.0 works
> > perfectly on those same boxes for as long as I want to allow it to run.
> > Go figure...
> Hm, I'm running cyrus-imapd-2.2.x on RedHat 7.3, 9 and Fedora Core 1. They
> all work well however the Fedora Core 1 box is just a light load box for
> ~10 users.
> My question is, are you using BDB instead of the recommended DB backends,
> which are mainly skiplist for 2.2?
I was speaking of the OS itself, not Cyrus. All of my Cyrus
installations are on RHEL 3.0 and I've never had any problems there or
with previous versions of Cyrus or RedHat. It's only been Fedora that
I've seen this sort of OS failures on and with that experience I'd
hesitate to try to run a Cyrus server on Fedora.
The instructions said to use Windows 98 or better, so I installed RedHat
   Jim Levie                                 email:jim at

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