Performance problems, compared to wu-imapd

Ken Murchison ken at
Thu Jan 29 12:18:14 EST 2004

Kendrick Vargas wrote:

> On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Rob Siemborski wrote:
>>On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Kendrick Vargas wrote:
>>>stores it's messages. If you configured sendmail and uw-imap to store it's
>>>messages in maildir format (which I believe you can), then you'd have a
>>>real test for testing the performance of one over the other. But at that
>>>point, the configuration time to change the way it works makes the change
>>>useless. May as well go with cyrus :-)
>>You can't configure UW to use maildir format.  With good reason -- it is
>>extreemly hard to get good performance for IMAP requests out of *just* a
>>maildir format (I'm not sure if Courier does seprate indexing or not).
>>Searching and sorting performance would drop right through the floor.
> I always thought it was configurable to do do that... uw's cclient library
> can read a bunch of different format mailboxes so I figured uw-imapd would
> be able to read them, it is after all just another mailbox. I remember
> seeing, once, something somewhere about a massive number of configuration
> options available for uw-imap. I always just figured that changing the
> mailbox format was one of them.

IIRC, maildir support is in the form of a third-party patch (but I could 
be wrong).

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