[Dovecot] Dovecot and SSD

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Fri Jul 30 17:22:48 EEST 2010

On Wed, 2010-07-28 at 21:32 -0400, Bryan Vyhmeister wrote:
> On Wed, Jul 28, 2010 at 7:19 PM, Timo Sirainen <tss at iki.fi> wrote:
> >
> > 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.
> >
> I didn't realize that sdbox would be faster in that scenario. Maybe
> this has already been covered but is mdbox generally slower than sdbox
> or is that just in this scenario. Thanks for your response.

I'm not saying that sdbox is definitely faster there. It might be. It
might not be. I don't know. Would be nice if someone used both in
production and showed some benchmarks. :)

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