[Dovecot] Plan/Status of MBX support?
d at nielwatts.com
Tue Apr 25 18:35:38 EEST 2006
Marcus Rueckert wrote:
> On 2006-04-25 12:37:31 +0100, Daniel Watts wrote:
>>> Now the problem is, we have to use the tranditional mbox format with
>>> dovecot, as it does not support indexed mbox format, which makes
>>> deleting messages costly. Also the long-time file locking (due to the
>>> slow operation on the dovecot side) causes our MTA (exim, by the way)
>>> holds a huge queue. That drives up the system load to mad (load
>>> average above 500 is not unusual in our case).
>> sorry just have to ask - does your server actually WORK at loads of 500?
>> What kind of usage have you got?
> ever thought on maildir?
OP said he has - and the reason he wants MBX support is to support
writing and reading of LOTS of SMALL emails. maildir overhead from
creation of new files for each email, allegedly, makes it less efficient
than a single file MBX.
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