LARGE single-system Cyrus installs?

John Madden jmadden at
Tue Nov 20 16:17:01 EST 2007

> > Would'nt it be nice to have a configuration option to completely
> turn off 
> > fsync() in Cyrus? If you want, with a BIG WARNING in the doc stating
> > USE IT unless you know what you doing. :)
> Its already in imapd.conf(8):
> skiplist_unsafe

I see most of our writes going to the spool filesystems, not so much the
meta filesystem, so I'd prefer to see something where we can keep the
main databases fsnyc()ing properly but allow the individual mailboxes to
just rely on filesystem journaling.  Is there a
cacheandindexfile_unsafe? :)


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

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