[OpenAFS] Using OpenAFS for implementing mail servers

Russ Allbery rra@stanford.edu
07 Dec 2000 11:35:06 -0800

Neulinger, Nathan R <nneul@umr.edu> writes:

> Be sure and put really big caches on the mail servers.

I'd recommend the exact opposite.  With mail, you're dealing with a huge
number of really small files, particularly with maildir deliveries (which
I'd also recommend).  That's the worst case scenario for a large cache;
you spend all your time searching the cache and your performance goes to

I'd instead try a smaller-sized (maybe 100MB to 200MB) memory cache (you
definitely want a memory cache, not a disk cache).

Russ Allbery (rra@stanford.edu)             <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>