Cyrus Data Loss / Cache corruption after

Gregory Harris gharris at
Thu Mar 17 14:13:54 EST 2005

Hi Andy,

Thanks for the tip!  Much appreciated.  Just out of curiosity, you have 
a fairly large userbase over there at oregon state (I used some of your 
migration scripts--Thanks!!), have you run into any data loss like this 
before with entire folders or several messages just getting mysteriously 
deleted?  What version do you run over there?

Thanks again!

Andrew Morgan wrote:
> On Thu, 17 Mar 2005, Gregory Harris wrote:
>> Last Friday, my saslauthd process (the default version on RHEL3) 
>> consumed up all of the memory on my mail server, making it very slow 
>> and some processes were force exited because of insufficient memory.
> Regarding saslauthd, here's how I run it to prevent memory leaks from 
> building up:
> /usr/local/sbin/saslauthd -n0 -a pam
> The -n0 means spawn a child process to handle every request (don't run 
> with threads).
> FYI, the memory leak is in the pam libraries apparently, not saslauthd 
> itself.
>     Andy


Gregory Harris
Network Specialist
Department of Mathematics
The University of Kansas
gharris at
(785) 864-7311

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