[CentOS] Filesystem for Maildir

Les Mikesell lesmikesell at gmail.com
Tue Nov 27 19:40:45 UTC 2007

Rodrigo Barbosa wrote:

> 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. :)

I have /var on reiserfs  on a busy RH 7.3 machine that hasn't had 
problems in however many years that has been (2001?).  It wasn't 
rebooted in the last 4 of those years until just recently when I had to 
move it to a new location, though - but it's on raid1 and I've 
hot-swapped replacement drives into it.

   Les Mikesell
    lesmikesell at gmail.com

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