Re: Mail problem (messages lost) at debian.org
* Steinar H. Gunderson:
> On Wed, Oct 06, 2004 at 03:12:33PM +0200, Florian Weimer wrote:
>> The most common performance issue with ext3 file systems is caused by
>> software that accesses files in the order returned by readdir. Has
>> this been ruled out?
> What other, sane alternatives are there? Should the list be sorted by some
Sorting by inode number is a good idea. Debian's mutt package
contains a patch which implements this.
> (Alphabetically? By some hash? What about other file systems, like
> ReiserFS, which sorts internally by other hashes?)
Sorting by inode number helps ext2 as well, but only a bit. Only file
systems with random inode numbers will experience a performance