to hash or not to hash?

Rob Siemborski rjs3 at
Tue May 25 21:10:23 EDT 2004

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.


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

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