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Re: [OT] maildir (was Re: procmail and Large File Support)

On Sun, 2005-02-27 at 18:19 -0500, sean finney wrote:
> can't help but chime in here :)
> On Mon, Feb 28, 2005 at 09:22:30AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> figuring the average email is about 13-15k, i believe an ext2/ext3

That seems awfully huge.  In my (Maildir) archive of d-u, the
average size is 4,959 bytes.  Of course, there are no html mails.
Though, even in my Evolution list archive, where there are many 
more html-mails, the average size is only 6,097.

> filesystem created with default options would fill up before running
> out of inodes.
> > Of course, all of these factors depend on the file system used. I am
> > confident somebody could point out a file-system that eliminates many

Reiserfs, of course.

> > of these disadvantages.
> recent versions of kernel/ext2/ext3 have built-in dirent hashing, which
> cuts heavily on the many-files penalty.  another benefit of maildir
> is that when you modify a single message, you only need to modify the

I thought it was "illegal" to modify a message.

Ron Johnson, Jr.
Jefferson, LA USA
PGP Key ID 8834C06B I prefer encrypted mail.

"He was about as useful in a crisis as a sheep."
Dorothy Eden

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