[Dovecot] M-Box benchmark
jonathan at kc8onw.net
Sat Mar 17 20:13:12 EET 2007
Javier Henderson wrote:
> On Mar 17, 2007, at 2:02 PM, Jonathan Stewart wrote:
>> Maykel Moya wrote:
>>> A friend of mine passed me this cause I'm recommending him Dovecot.
>>>  http://www.isode.com/whitepapers/mbox-benchmark.html
>> My first questions about this test are what version of dovecot was
>> used, did they take into account the fact that dovecot has to build
>> indexes? A 10s ramp-up time seems rather short for that. What kind of
>> auth backend was used for each product and did they even attempt any
>> kind of performance tuning on anything other than their product? This
>> "whitepaper" comes across as extremely biased and very short on
>> important information.
> It seems to me that it was a vendor sponsored test, so one would think
> they designed the testing criteria to favor their product.
I know and I'm sure they did. I just had to rant a bit because this
kind of thing is so common and many people don't even bother to ask
questions about it and accept any "study" or "whitepaper" as gospel.
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