Re: Finding the Bottleneck
>>>>> "Russell" == Russell Coker <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Russell> If the NFS server has the same disk system then you will
Russell> only make things worse. Anything you could do to give
Russell> the NFS server better IO performance could more
Russell> productively be done to the main server. Also many of
Russell> the common Unix mail server programs are specifically
Russell> designed to have the queue on a local file system with
Russell> standard Unix semantics (Inode numbers etc). Qmail is
Russell> one mail server that I have found to not work with it's
Russell> queue on NFS, I haven't seriously tried any others. I've
Russell> CC'd Brian May because he does a lot more NFS stuff with
Russell> Debian than most people and he may be able to advise you.
It depends on how much you want to share via NFS, what speed/type
network you have, etc.
The idea of putting any queue on NFS is generally discouraged (due to
file locking issues). Maildir is one exception to this rule.
Brian May <email@example.com>