[CentOS] Re: Filesystem for Maildir

Scott Silva ssilva at sgvwater.com
Tue Nov 27 18:48:05 UTC 2007

on 11/27/2007 10:41 AM Rodrigo Barbosa spake the following:
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> On Tue, Nov 27, 2007 at 11:28:58AM -0200, Heitor Augusto M Cardozo wrote:
>>>> - 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.
>>  I had two bad experiences with ReiserFS in our Mail Server, reiserfsck is 
>>  too slow and lost data.
>>  IMHO ReiserFS have the best performance for Maildir but its only safe on 
>>  production if you´re sure that the system I/O will never fail.
> nullfs (mount -t nullfs /dev/null /var/spool/mail) is even faster than
> ReiserFS, and is just slightly more likely to loose your data. :)
But it is way more predictable at WHEN it will lose data.

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