[Dovecot] dovecot and AFS

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Feb 4 04:40:37 EET 2010

On 4.2.2010, at 4.13, Frank Cusack wrote:

> On February 4, 2010 1:41:52 AM +0200 Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
>> On 2.2.2010, at 22.06, Per-Erik Persson wrote:
>>> Scrolling thru the archives gives me a hint that there might be troubles
>>> with AFS together with dovecot and maildir especially the LDA Is this
>>> still an issue or should I prepare for spending time to solve it? If
>>> someone successfully got it to work in a small or large scale
>>> environment I would be happy to know about it.
>> Problems are probably similar to NFS. The only sure way to avoid issues
>> is to make sure that only a single server accesses user's mails at the
>> same time.
> Unlike NFS, AFS has strong consistency.  So that shouldn't be a problem.

If it acts just like a local filesystem, then it doesn't have any problems with Dovecot. But that guarantee usually makes the performance worse, so I would have thought it had less strong guarantees. Anyway, I don't know almost anything about AFS.

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