One more attempt: stuck processes

Gabor Gombas gombasg at
Fri Nov 16 12:21:21 EST 2007

On Fri, Nov 16, 2007 at 06:11:01PM +0100, Sebastian Hagedorn wrote:

> Well, that just sounds like you're running out of entropy. That's a 
> different issue. Recompile your cyrus-sasl to use /dev/urandom instead of 
> /dev/random or disable apop in /etc/imapd.conf:

Debian uses /dev/urandom for a long time:

# strings /usr/lib/ | grep random

And according to the logs I have, after a pop3 process got stuck other
IMAP users can still log in using TLS+PLAIN, so entropy can be ruled


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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