Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 2643
IMAP Inbox file lock error.
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:50 EDT
The Red Hat 6.0 distributed version of Netscape
Communicator 4.51 does not handle file locks on the IMAP
mail Inbox properly. When accessing an IMAP server the mail
client hangs when accessing Inbox. In the status line at
the bottom of the mail client it indicates that it is
waiting for a connection to the Inbox.
This behavior is not present in the Netscape distribution
of Communicator 4.51.
Works OK for me here. How are the IMAP folders stored on
The IMAP folders are located in the user's home directory. They work
as expected. However, the Inbox is in /var/mail on a Solaris 2.6
server. The Inbox access is what hangs. The IMAP server is the
University of Washington daemon. We have the same problem with Sun's
IMAP daemon too.
Is lockd running on the machine that's doing the NFS mounting
Yes, the lockd daemon is running.
What happens if you mount the /var/mail partition with the 'nolock'
closed due to lack of input.