delayed expunge and expire annotation

Paul Engle pengle at
Wed Oct 27 09:58:21 EDT 2010

We're also running 2.3.16 (on RHEL5), and I just checked. Ours is doing the 
same thing. Mailboxes annotated with an expire annotation don't appear to 
be getting reaped by cyr_expire. There are messages in the directory all 
the way back to May. Other mailboxes don't seem to be suffering this; 
delayed expunge is working as expected on them. Maybe something is 
happening in cyr_expire that causes it to fail when it hits an annotated 
mailbox? I'll check our logs and try manually running cyr_expire on the 
offending mailbox to see if there's any indication of error.


--On Tuesday, October 26, 2010 1:54 PM +0400 Vladimir Vassiliev 
<vova at> wrote:

> Hi all,
> it seems these two things don't work very well together.
> I have cyrus 2.3.16 (Simon's rpm) with delayed expunge turned on and also
> expire annotation set on  mailbox (value 30).
> But I can see messages on disk even from Jun 23!
> Also unexpunge -l shows these messages as candidates to restore.
> Cyr_expire regularly running as
> cyr_expire -E 3 -X 30
> It looks like cyr_expire never deletes messages from disk which was
> expired by cyr_expire.
> --
> Vladimir Vassiliev
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