Julian Field mailscanner at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Dec 16 16:21:29 GMT 2002

At 15:40 16/12/2002, you wrote:
>I had an idea earlier about possibly using some sort of ramdisk to handle
>the mailscanning and mailq items.
>Have any tests on this type of setup been ran or am I the visionary in this
>I know my mail servers ( I have a cluster of 3 right now ) handle a LOT of
>mail and I'm looking for ways to help the load and to deliver mail quicker.
>Any ideas?

I'm expecting a *very fast* new server tomorrow, I have a load of speed
tests in mind for it, including this. What sort of ram disk are you
considering, tmpfs? I must confess I have never set up a ramdisk on a Linux
box, but I expect it's all pretty obvious.
Julian Field
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