Re: ext2/3 vs xfs for maildir
On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 09:51:23 -0600, Stan Hoeppner wrote:
>> Which filesystem is more appropriate for maildir use on a
>> Postfix/Dovecot system, ext2/3 or xfs? This maildir will be storing
>> mulitple mail folders and files, some folders containing over 10,000
>> email files.
> How about ReiserFS?
> Despite not being very much actively developed upstream, it is still a
> very good filesystem, mainly for managing small files.
I strongly agree, even in recent ext4 and nilfs benchmarks, reiserfs is
generally the winner in many different scenarious. Besides, XFS is very
disappointing at power failures and ext2/3 requires huge amounts of
rescan time during boot after an unexpected reboot.