Performance question...

Etienne Goyer etienne.goyer at
Wed Feb 25 11:03:07 EST 2004

On Wed, Feb 25, 2004 at 01:11:30AM -0300, Henrique de Moraes Holschuh wrote:
>   3. A proper filesystem (ext2 and ext3 in default non-btree mode, aren't.
>      I doubt UFS is any better).

I hear that often but don't give it much credence.  We use ext3 in a 
Murder with 70K accounts and two backends.  We have no performance 
problem.  Actually, the performance is better than I envisionned at 
first.  I don't pretend to have done extensive file system comparison, 
but I guess if the default fs of your OS is fast *enough*, there is no 
reasons to go with non-standard filesystem.  Actually, from a practical 
sysadmin point of view, you would be better sticking with well-known and 
well-tested default that have well-known and well-tested tools (fsck, 
debugfs, etc).

If I where to build a mailsystem with many hundreds of thousands or
millions account, that would be another story of course.

Etienne Goyer                    Linux Québec Technologies Inc.       etienne.goyer at
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