[CentOS] Filesystem for Maildir
christopher at ias.com.hk
Tue Nov 27 03:56:57 UTC 2007
Heitor Augusto M Cardozo wrote:
> Hi all,
> In last year, i had made some research and benchmarks based on CentOS 4
> to know which filesystem is better for Maildir: ReiserFS, XFS or EXT3.
> My conclusion was as follows:
> - EXT3: reliable but very slow to read many small files.
> - ReiserFS: best performance but unreliable and bad recovery tools.
> - XFS: My choice, good performance and reliability.
I would contest the last two.
> On CentOS 5.0, a had the same benchmarks and now, EXT3 and XFS seems to
> had better or equivalent performance on Read and Create Random files.
> One of this tests, using bonnie++, show this:
> # bonnie++ -d /mnt/sdc1/testfile -s 8192 -m `hostname` -n
bonnie++? Not appropriate. Try this:
And add JFS to the mix. You will be surprised.
> What i want to know is: Anyone use or recommend EXT3 for Maildir?
If you do not have full blown battery back for write caches yes.
> My configuration: 3Ware 9650SE-8LPML, 8 drives SATA2 ST3500630AS 500GB
> on RAID 10.
Add BBU and XFS or JFS should do.
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