[Dovecot] Is it 1.0 yet?

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Wed Feb 14 22:31:39 UTC 2007

On 15.2.2007, at 0.21, Charles Marcus wrote:

>> Obviously there's a million factors (distro release, CPUs, memory,  
>> load, etc.) but across the board my beta users see astounding  
>> performance gains. Doing searches inside Thunderbird on random  
>> strings exhibits the same behaviour, what used to take a minute  
>> takes 2-3 seconds now.
> Now I'm gonna have to find the time to just go ahead and do the  
> migration... we experience the same slowness (courier-imap 4.0.4/ 
> maildir) with both squirelmail and tbird, to the point that  
> searching on large folders (1+GB w/ 7k+messages) often will just  
> timeout...

Message body searches shouldn't be all that much faster with Dovecot  
though. Actually I wouldn't even be surprised if they were somewhat  
slower. I know Dovecot uses 3x more CPU time to perform the searches  
than UW-IMAP, so there is a lot of room for improvement.

With message header searches it's faster though, because the headers  
are stored in cache files.
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