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Re: ext2/3 vs xfs for maildir

On Fri, 1 Jan 2010, Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> 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.


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