cyrus-murder problems with database corruption in the frontend/master

João Assad jfassad at
Thu Mar 31 17:23:38 EST 2005

João Assad wrote:

> I needed to restart cyrus master and got this error minutes after 
> doing it.
> cyrus/mupdate[12614]: IOERROR: mapping /var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db 
> file: Cannot allocate memory
> cyrus/mupdate[12614]: failed to mmap /var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db file
> cyrus/master[12580]: service mupdate pid 12614 in READY state: 
> terminated abnormally

And now, like 20 mins later my mailbox database is corrupted again.

cyrus-fe1 cyrus/mupdate[14517]: IOERROR: mapping 
/var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db file: Cannot allocate memory
cyrus/mupdate[14517]: failed to mmap /var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db file
cyrus/master[13313]: service mupdate pid 14517 in READY state: 
terminated abnormally

and a few hundred log lines later, the usual

cyrus/mupdate[14975]: DBERROR: skiplist recovery 
/var/lib/imap/mailboxes.db: 14BA9FFC should be ADD or DELETE
cyrus/mupdate[14975]: DBERROR: error updating database user.733844: 
cyrusdb error

I just noticed I had the same IOERROR before the last corruption, I 
didnt notice it before because it seems to be always some 100s lines of 
log before the DBERROR

the new corrupted mailbox db will be available shortly at


João Assad

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