[Dovecot] Dovecot and SSD

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Jul 29 02:19:21 EEST 2010

On 29.7.2010, at 1.05, Bryan Vyhmeister wrote:

> It seems like mdbox
> would benefit the most from an SSD because reads would be extremely
> fast while minimal writes (comparatively) take place due to the way
> mdbox is structured.

I'd think that with SSD mdbox would make less sense, since fragmentation isn't so much of a problem with SSDs. I've no benchmarks, but I wouldn't be surprised if sdbox performance was faster. In any case mdbox requires an extra index file that sdbox doesn't, which also increases disk writes.

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