Performance problems, compared to wu-imapd

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Thu Jan 29 09:31:52 EST 2004

On Thu, 29 Jan 2004, Tuomas Toropainen wrote:

> What am I doing wrong, or is this computer just too slow for cyrus to
> perform well? Or are the default databases so poor that they cayse this?
> Complete results are at
> (cyrus)
> and (wu-imapd)

Its very hard to come up with a good IMAP performance test, since modeling
real-world use is extreemly hard.  Just straight "dump the bodies of lots
of messages" is almost certianly *not* a good model of real-world use (and
UW-IMAPd will almost certainly win in such a test).

As far as performance tuning goes, for starters, you don't want to be
using the default 2.1 databases (at the very least, you should be using
skiplist for the mailbox list).


Rob Siemborski * Andrew Systems Group * Cyert Hall 207 * 412-268-7456
Research Systems Programmer * /usr/contributed Gatekeeper

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