[Dovecot] Filesystem requirements

Nigel Metheringham Nigel.Metheringham at dev.intechnology.co.uk
Tue Oct 26 14:54:33 EEST 2004

What are the filesystem requirements for dovecot - for example I see
some people are running with atime updates switched off (as I intend to
do so myself), so presumably dovecot has no need of an accurate atime

How about directory atime?  ctime/mtime etc?

I'm intending to run on a linux box using local disk, so am currently
considering using reiserfs (3.6) with noatime, nodiratime options since
that appeared to work with good performance on the quick benchmark test
I tried.  I do not have a particularly high opinion of reiserfs
reliability, but it normally appears to fail in a all-or-nothing way (ie
filesystem unusable) rather than some files going corrupt or missing, so
I can work round that with a backup regime.

[ Nigel Metheringham           Nigel.Metheringham at InTechnology.co.uk ]
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