[Dovecot] New mailbox format
bb at stat.ufl.edu
Fri Sep 23 23:17:53 EEST 2005
> If you are trying to tune for where there are significant numbers of
> very small (< 2k) files (well smaller than the typical block size in
> the underlying filesystem), you may be aiming too small. It looks
> like the median file size in my maildir folders is about 3100 bytes.
> What sizes were you thinking the typical admin would set as the
> Personally, I think your time would be better spent integrating a
> database message store and let the database engine deal with storage
> and indexing issues. YMMV. ;-)
Reiserfs is designed to handle lots of very small files, and my
spam-quarantine dir with 26K files performs fine, too. Maildir on
Reiser is a great combination for me.
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