Mailing List CGatePro@mail.stalker.com Message #96213
From: <Rob@Logan.com>
Subject: Re: Your experiences - MBOX vs MDIR
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 01:21:50 -0400
To: CommuniGate Pro Discussions <CGatePro@mail.stalker.com>
> please ZFS groupies stay out of this one...

why? mdir vs mbox is filesystem dependent... a modern
filesystem will index mdir faster than an indexed
mbox.

% time ls -l > /tmp/t ; wc -l /tmp/t
0.26u 0.66s 0:00.94 97.8%
   48565 /tmp/t

48k messages in one folder indexing @ 51,664.89 msg/sec

how does your box compare?

Rob
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