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Re: [Linux-cluster] GFS slower than NFS ???



R Wahyudi wrote:

Thanks for your comment.
If this is the case then .. GFS or clustered storage is not the "ideal" solutions for storage server that use Maildir ?
- Most of the time POP/IMAP jobs is to stat directory
- And users can have large number of email in a directory


Yes, "stat()" and "readdir()" system calls are expensive. I personally don't know much about mail servers though - so really can't pass down good tuning tips here.

-- Wendy



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