[dovecot] Re: Mbox spool; dovecot rewriting and rewriting and rewriting

Ask Bjoern Hansen ask at develooper.com
Tue Apr 8 06:58:44 EEST 2003

On Monday, Apr 7, 2003, at 16:12 America/Los_Angeles, Timo Sirainen 

>> X-IMAPbase: 1049736224 0 NotJunk Junk
> Hmm. Maybe it then starts scanning the mails from beginning and setting
> the flags one by one?

Yes, it seems like it.

>> So for every mail read it rewrites the 120MB file?  Ouch.  No wonder
>> it's a bit slow. ;-)
> Not whole file, but all mails after the one it modifies. So updating 
> new
> mails should be pretty fast.
> CVS already writes some extra empty space between mails, but it's not
> smart enough yet to use it for inserted headers.

It sounds like adding that will fix the issue for me; I'll try dovecot 
again when it's there. Thanks!

For now I got imap-uw to not suck quite as much as it did first; thanks 

  - ask


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