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Re: Sendmail or Qmail ? ..

On Sun, 7 Sep 2003 13:47, Jason Lim wrote:
> Mmm... one of the limitations of Qmail is that it creates many many
> individual files (one for each email) and due to filesystem limitations,
> EXT2/3 starts slowing to a crawl. Of course, another way would be to use
> ReiserFS, but wouldn't doing a FS in a loopback mounted file resolve at
> least that?

Ext2/3 only slows significantly when you get more than 1000 files per 

ReiserFS does offer significant benefits for bigger mail servers.

A loopback mount solves nothing.

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