[Dovecot] maildir and stat

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Feb 16 16:03:21 EET 2006

On Thu, 2006-02-16 at 05:54 -0800, David Spidley wrote:
> Hi.
> I plan to use dovecot on nfs with maildir.
> Does dovecot need to stat each file in a maildir, or does it just read a list of files in the directory?
> i.e. does it do the equivalent of an ls -f, or an ls -l?

In general it doesn't stat them, but when message's "internaldate" is
needed, it does a stat(). Or possibly fstat() if the file needs to be
opened anyway. The internaldate is also stored in dovecot.index.cache
file, so it shouldn't do it more than once for each mail.

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