OT - Re: hunting the fatty

Rick Romero rick at havokmon.com
Wed Nov 11 16:20:07 UTC 2015

  Quoting mancyborg at gmail.com:

> On Wed, 11 Nov 2015 09:50:29 -0600
> Rick Romero <rick at havokmon.com> wrote:
>> LOL.
>> This is a horrible subject line.  I've been trying to resolve a DDOS
>> issue, and ignoring a lot of email. 
>> Here I had been thinking this was a sex-spam, and I just got around to
>> wondering why the spam system isn't working quite right and they kept
>> coming in.  :P
>> Not sure if this was suggested, but use SSD's.  With a ton of mail
>> combined with Maildir random reads/writes, SSD's are like night and day.
>> Rick
> Very sorry about nasty subject ;)
> Btw is it worth the offload on i/o by having some Dovecot index or cache
> on an SSD ?

Lately I've separated the indexes onto another SSD-based volume, just to
save read/writes, but I don't think it actually improved anything.


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