[CentOS] Filesystem for Maildir

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Wed Nov 28 16:51:25 UTC 2007

On Wed, Nov 28, 2007, Christopher Chan wrote:
>>>What does fsbench say? It has the best writing performance too?!?
>>No, according to the fsbench results, ReiserFS wins on Read Performance, 
>>but XFS is, approximately, four times more faster on write.
>>I said that the ReiserFS have the best performance based on my 
>>read/write server statics, where read requests are 70% of total I/O 
>Ah. Too bad reiserfs is not stable enough for you.

I've lost several file systems to reiserfs, originally figuring that they
were safe since SuSE has used them as their default for years.

We're using ext3 now as it appears to be rock-solid, is supported out of
the box by every Linux I've used, and I've never lost one.

We haven't had any notable performance problems using this at a regional
ISP customer's site with about 10,000 e-mail users and several machines in
a cluster delivering mail to Maildir folders that are NFS mounted to the
central server.

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