Cyrus Data Loss / Cache corruption after

Gregory Harris gharris at
Thu Mar 17 10:18:37 EST 2005

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.

Some users with mailboxes open during that time have had some corruption 
to their mailboxes.  In most cases, deleting the cyrus.cache file in 
that mailbox and running the 'reconstruct' command solved the problem. 
However, in one case (and this may be unrelated), a user reported one of 
his mailboxes being deleted entirely.  I am running Cyrus version 2.2.9. 
  Is this possible?

Thank you.


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

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