Disk thrashing after upgrade?
simon.matter at ch.sauter-bc.com
Thu Jun 16 10:29:20 EDT 2005
> Hi -
> I recently upgraded my shiny new Fedora Core 4 installation of
> cyrus-imapd to v2.2.12 from 2.1.x using RPMs in the Fedora extras
> repository, which promptly killed a running version of cyrus.
There are issues when upgrading Fedora Core 3 -> 4 because of the upgrade
of BDB from 4.2 -> 4.3. Have a look at this bugzilla entry for more
I don't know whether you are affected by the same or at least part of the
problem but you may try the solution I posted there - after taking a
backup of your /var/lib/imap directory, please!
> What I do know is that apparently the old berkeley-style mailboxes were
> successfully converted but when I start cyrus-imapd I get horrendous
> disk thrashing but not a lot of processor or memory use - on this dual
> processor box I don't think cyrus is using more than 3-4% processor
> resources but disk activity is through the roof unless I kill
> cyrus-imapd. Mail server is sendmail and I don't think this box
> processes more than 200 messages a day.
> imap connections timeout - I haven't successfully connected to my mail
> server since the upgrade. I think this is probably something fairly
> simple but I can't seem to figure it out.
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