+S reliance?

Brenden Conte conteb at rpi.edu
Tue Feb 17 13:41:25 EST 2004

On Fri, 2004-02-13 at 13:24, Wil Cooley wrote:
> On Tue, 2004-02-10 at 11:06, Brenden Conte wrote:
> > In the install documents, it says to be sure to set the +S attribute in
> > the imap directory.
> > 
> > Is there any hard reliance on this?  If i use a filesystem that doesn't
> > support +S, are things going to break?
> I'm guessing you're talking about installing on Linux, since I know of
> no other OS with this attribute.  My guess is that Ralf's
> recommendations for Postfix+ext3 also apply:
> http://www.stahl.bau.tu-bs.de/~hildeb/postfix/postfix_ext3.shtml
> Of course, if you're running something other than ext2 or ext3, I don't
> know.  Perhaps a little more specificity would get a better answer.
> Wil

Well, that was more or less my question ;-)  I know programs like qmail
had problems with non-sync'ed filesystems, i was wondering if that was
the case as well with cyrus.

Turns out i had just overlooked that part in the documentation that says
don't worry about it if you're not using ext2.

Brenden Conte
System Programmer, C&CT
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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