One more attempt: stuck processes

Sebastian Hagedorn Hagedorn at
Fri Nov 16 12:37:52 EST 2007

--On 16. November 2007 18:21:21 +0100 Gabor Gombas <gombasg at> 

> 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
> /dev/urandom
> 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
> out.

OK. Still the symptom seems to be different from what I'm seeing. Could it 
be that you have a process limit in /etc/cyrus.conf?
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