[Dovecot] Best (fastest + most stable) search config...

Timo Sirainen tss at iki.fi
Thu Nov 4 17:32:46 EET 2010

On Thu, 2010-11-04 at 15:19 +0000, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> With SSDs the Maildir
> performance should be pretty good too. Here are some SSD numbers when
> searching from mailbox with 10k messages:
> Maildir, uncached: 6.7s
> Maildir, cached: 2.2s
> mdbox, uncached: 2.8s
> mdbox, cached: 2.0s

Same for a spinning disk, completely different hardware so numbers can't
be meaningfully compared to above ones:

Maildir, uncached: 13.9s
Maildir, cached: 5.0s
mdbox, uncached: 6.8s
mdbox, cached: 4.9s

Mails were first written to mdbox, then dsynced to Maildir, so I guess
they should have been stored relatively close to each others. ext4

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