Any potential gotchas using Maildir with MailScanner?

Scott Silva ssilva at SGVWATER.COM
Wed Dec 28 16:52:25 GMT 2005

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Kai Schaetzl spake the following on 12/28/2005 8:41 AM:
> Jeff A. Earickson wrote on         Tue, 27 Dec 2005 20:46:08 -0500:
>>This isn't a MailScanner issue, but you are probably aware that 
>>maildir gobbles up zillions of inodes on your mailbox filesystem, 
>>and you need to plan for this...
> And how? Smaller block-size on separate partition for the mail 
> spool/storage? Do I need one inode per message?
> Kai
A simple solution would be to use ReiserFS on that partition, as it
stores its metadata in a b-tree index, and doesn't suffer with the inode
limit problem. It is supposed to be much faster with the smaller file
sizes also.


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