[Dovecot] – Inotify instance limit for user exceeded, disabling?
Today I noticed a bunch of errors in the dovecot log stating “[Dovecot] – Inotify instance limit for user exceeded, disabling”. Apparently Inotify is used to notify
the client immediately after new message has been received. This typically happens after the IMAP client uses the IDLE command.
[root@SERVER ~]# cat /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_instances 128 [root@SERVER ~]# echo "256" > /proc/sys/fs/inotify/max_user_instances [root@SERVER ~]#
Dovecot shouldn’t need to be restarted, but you can choose to do so…. or can you?