CRITICAL EMERGENCY: rebooted system and now cannot bring up Cyrus server at all

Andrew Morgan morgan at
Tue Feb 28 18:58:44 EST 2006

On Tue, 28 Feb 2006, Rob Tanner wrote:

> Hi,
> I had to reboot the mail server and fsck the mail partition (280GB, 156GB of 
> mail), and when I tried to bring up Cyrus, I get the following error:
> Feb 28 15:06:57 belgarath master[2702]: setrlimit: Unable to set file 
> descriptors limit to -1: Operation not permitted
> This is the production mail server and was working fine up to the reboot (not 
> a system crash).  It's critical I get this up since it is the primary mail 
> server for the institution.  Any idea what might be going on?

That message is typical during the startup of cyrus.  Cyrus is trying to 
increase its open files limit to the max.  I'd be more curious of what is 
next in the logs...

Also, you don't describe what the actual problem is.  Is master still 
running?  Perhaps ctl_cyrusdb -r?  Is it listening on IMAP/POP3 ports?


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