[Mailman-Developers] Braindump on new archiver

J C Lawrence claw@kanga.nu
Sat, 16 Jun 2001 12:35:08 -0700

On Sat, 16 Jun 2001 13:34:02 -0400 (EDT) 
Dale Newfield <Dale@Newfield.org> wrote:

> On Sat, 16 Jun 2001, Thomas Wouters wrote:
>> Maildir works by making every message a file on its own. A
>> mailbox is a directory with three subdirectories, 'cur', 'new'
>> and 'tmp'.  Messages in 'new' are unread, messages in 'cur' are
>> read, and messages in 'tmp' are in transit.

> What about file system limitations to the maximum number of files
> in a directory?

Typically this is an inode limit for the whole filesystem, not a
directory size issue.  Directory size is a performance issue that
different filesystems handle variously well (eg Ext2FS badly,
ReiserFS fairly well).  

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