Recomendations for a 15000 Cyrus Mailboxes

John Madden jmadden at
Tue Apr 10 12:40:15 EDT 2007

> The main problem I'm aware of is that in the event of a "problem",  
> reiserfsck 1) can take a long time (like weeks) to complete, 2)  
> doesn't necessarily fix the problems.  ext3 doesn't have these
> problems. 

Indeed, I've seen reiserfs do some very long fsck's, but I've seen the
same out of ext3.  But for a filesystem of 35 million mail files, I
figure it's got to beat ext3 on performance, at least.  ...But there
don't seem to be any stats at this scale to support that.


John Madden
Sr. UNIX Systems Engineer
Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana
jmadden at

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