to hash or not to hash?

Ken Murchison ken at
Tue May 25 21:32:14 EDT 2004

Rob Siemborski wrote:

> On Tue, 25 May 2004, Ken Murchison wrote:
>>>> Is there any reason not to use:
>>>>     hashimapspool: true
>>>> Are there guidelines on when it is an advantage or a disadvantage to 
>>>> use
>>>> it?
>>> I can't think of a time when you *shouldn't* use it, really.  It may not
>>> offer much of a benefit on some filesystems, but it probably isn't 
>>> really
>>> ever a loss.
>> There is a downside in that you can't easily/intuitively determine 
>> where in the filesystem a particular mailbox resides.  Of course, you 
>> can always use the mbpath tool which will point you in the right 
>> direction.
> This is, of course, only the case with fulldirhash.  With the default 
> hashing it is generally fairly easy to determine where a mailbox is.

Right.  I made the mental leap from enabling hashing to using 
fulldirhash, which I shouldn't have.

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