Re: RFC: Making mail-transport-agent Priority: optional
On Wed, Oct 12, 2011 at 02:39:13PM -0700, Josh Triplett wrote:
> Popcon shows that ~65-70% of Debian systems have exim4 installed.
> 30-35% of users cared enough to remove exim, and another 7% or so seem to
> have configured their systems to stop running it (at boot or otherwise)
> without actually removing it.
That would break their system as daemons have no way to notify the user
something is wrong. Instead, I bet that you read popcon's vote<installed
that way -- which at least in this case nearly always means the user has the
filesystem mounted noatime.
Which is a damn reasonable thing to do, as it prevents every write from
having its metadata cost doubled. Current Debian's default, relatime,
sacrifices performance and causes unnecessary spin-ups, with the stated
explanation being certain uses of mbox, a long-obsolete format that might be
adequate at most for rare mail from daemons but not actual mail from live
people. And even that is fixable by making mail readers manually set the
. How many non-technical folks you know who do not add fat attachments to
a majority of mails?
1KB // Yo momma uses IPv4!