Imapd - more processes than maxchild

Fabio S. Schmidt fabio at
Thu Jul 31 18:41:54 EDT 2014

Hi !

I'm trying to fix an environment which has been growing without proper

There are about 7000 inboxes but only 5000 are active and the maxchilds
parameter is set as "2000" causing a lot of timeouts when the clients try
to connect. I thought as a first approach trying to increase this parameter.

I have noticed that even with the "maxchilds" parameter set as "2000" there
are about 2020 processes open, is this behaviour normal?  The version in
use is 2.4.12.


My best regards,
Fabio Soares Schmidt

Linux Professional Institute - LPIC-3
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist: Active Directory
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