Mailstore filesystem

Andreas Hasenack ahasenack at
Wed Jul 5 06:27:14 EDT 2006

On Tue, Jul 04, 2006 at 09:58:50PM +0200, Marten Lehmann wrote:
> >I think this is because reiserfs is better handling a lot of small
> >files, while ext3 performes better with a few big files.
> Is it possible that you are working with a fairly old linux 
> distribution? Today's ext3 shouldn't have these issues any longer, 
> otherwise Redhat wouldn't ship it as the only supported filesystem with 
> its Enterprise distributions. A modern 2.6er ext3 has indexes and 
> b-trees on top of the common ext3-layer, so even big directories 
> shouldn't be a problem any more.

Really? Nice. But you would have to re-create the ext3 filesystem with
this newer 2.6 kernel, right? Or would tune2fs do the job given the
right options?


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