Re: Using hash directories
On Fri, May 23, 2003 at 10:24:33AM +0200, Emmanuel Lacour wrote:
> I would like to understand why some softwares such as postfix or squid
> uses hash of directories like:
> for their spools.
> I will set up a server for a lot of mail accounts (~20000) with
> postfix+ldap+maildrop+courier-imap, so is it better to put all Maildirs
> in /home/vmail/ directly or using hash directories? What are the
The benefit is a reduced number of entries per directory.
A lot of filesystems experience severe degradations above certain entry
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