Comment 3 for bug 870244

James Page (james-page) wrote :

dovecot appears to be somewhat racey when restarting:

Oct 13 12:12:09 ubuntu dovecot: master: Error: service(anvil): Socket already exists: /var/run/dovecot/anvil
Oct 13 12:12:09 ubuntu dovecot: master: Error: service(anvil): Socket already exists: /var/run/dovecot/anvil-auth-penalty
Oct 13 12:12:09 ubuntu dovecot: master: Fatal: Failed to start listeners

I get occasional service dovecot restart failures - which makes this a little unreliable.