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Re: dot lock problem

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  • Wietse Venema
    Robert JR: [ Charset UTF-8 unsupported, converting... ] ... According to Postfix source code that was written 13+ years ago, Postfix applies dotlock before
    Message 1 of 4 , Oct 26 8:53 AM
      Robert JR:
      [ Charset UTF-8 unsupported, converting... ]
      > On 2012-10-26 08:14, Wietse Venema wrote:
      >
      > > Robert JR:
      > >
      > >> 1- Dovecot locks /var/mail/user using FCNTL (since a user is
      > >> downloading a large mail) 2- Posttix at the same time tries to FCNTL
      > >> /var/mail/user .. but it
      > >
      > > Please show concrete evidence that Postfix performs fcntl BEFORE
      > > dotlock, and that it dot-locks the file AFTER fcntl fails.
      > >
      > > Wietse
      >
      > So i understand from this that even if "mailbox_delivery_lock = fcntl,
      > dotlock" dotlock is always first before FCNTL , and even If I specify
      > the ordering for the lock to be "FCNTL, DOTLOCK," postfix will always
      > use DOTLOCK first whatever was the order ?
      >
      > Please confirm that i understood it correctly.. many thanks for your
      > very kind support.

      According to Postfix source code that was written 13+ years ago,
      Postfix applies dotlock before fcntl. As many things in Postfix this
      is not yet configurable because of limited programmer resources.

      Wietes
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