I have just confirmed another user in another vpopmail domain with the same
All mail domains reside on NFS server.
The user's Maildir size is around 5 megs, excluding .Trash, as reported by `du`
The user's quota is set to '10000000' i.e. 10MB.
vuserinfo -Q [EMAIL PROTECTED] reports _ 0% _
Courier-imap returns a negative usage value when asked with the "getquota
ROOT" command, for the two users having the problem.
The problem started happening again about a week or more after I patched qmail-
local with maildir++ patch.
I am not using qmail-pop3d.
I am using courier-2.0.0 imapd and pop3d, and vpopmail 5.2.1
I believe this problem is a race condition because:
1. The problem happens for a few users, who are also heavy users
2. The problem doesn't occur very often, but also very random. It occured 4
days after I setup the system when using unpatched qmail-local with vpopmail,
courier imapd and pop3d. After removing/recreating bad maildirsize files and
patching qmail-local, the problem occurs after a week or so.
Another intersting link which I think is strongly related:
The Important part:
> I am using qmail-ldap which implements the same
> quota system as Courier/Sqwebmail, and reportedly,
> there is a race condition when qmail-pop3d and qmail-local are accessing
> the maildirsize file at the same time. I guess there's no locking on the
> file, so it is filled with negative numbers and users' e-mail bounces.
I dont think email is bouncing at all though. vuserinfo -Q reports 0% usage,
and courier reports negative values, so I believe users could probably get
more mail delivered than there quota allows, during the time the maildirsize
The maildirsize is not being regenerated automagically, as I would expect. So
I manually have to remove those bad maildirsize files, and rerun vuserinfo -Q
on the user account to have it recreated.
Mr Sam recommended I should try using maildrop as the only delivery agent to
see if that fixes the problem. And because the problem is happening on a
production system, I will use that as a last option.
Any suggestions, ideas, comments?