incoming directory

Julian Field mailscanner at
Thu Nov 14 11:08:25 GMT 2002

At 22:44 13/11/2002, you wrote:
>Has anyone explored the bennefits or problems with putting the incoming
>directory onto a ramdisk?  I know mailscanner preferes to have it on the
>same partition as the mail queue directories, but I'm wondering if it
>might be faster (for the scanning part of the process).

If you have got loads of RAM, then it should at least work. Though weigh it
up against potentially increasing speed by running more child processes
(which will require more RAM).
Julian Field                Teaching Systems Manager
jkf at         Dept. of Electronics & Computer Science
Tel. 023 8059 2817          University of Southampton
                             Southampton SO17 1BJ

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