slow IMAP data transfer

Henrique de Moraes Holschuh hmh at
Thu Feb 9 05:43:22 EST 2006

On Thu, 09 Feb 2006, Juris Orlovs wrote:
> For SMTP i'm using Postfix, and it also shows bad results on data
> transfer. Seems that the biggest problems I have with mail software,
> because other services like FTP doesn't show such bad results.

I am by no means a FreeBSD expert, but I would check fsync() behaviour for
the filesystem you are using. ftp and other "normal" software doesn't
fsync() anything.  All proper mail-handling software, including Cyrus and
postfix, use fsync() a lot.

  "One disk to rule them all, One disk to find them. One disk to bring
  them all and in the darkness grind them. In the Land of Redmond
  where the shadows lie." -- The Silicon Valley Tarot
  Henrique Holschuh

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