[Mailman-Users] Slow Performance on semi-large lists
J C Lawrence
claw at kanga.nu
Thu Dec 14 04:38:19 CET 2000
On Thu, 14 Dec 2000 03:16:17 -0000
Matthew Dickinson <matt at mattd.org> wrote:
> is 10 the ideal value? or just a guess-timate? would a value of 5
> make it even more efficient?
The goal is to chose a value small enough to attempt to minimise
contention with MTA spool files. There's a balance between disk IO
and space overhead, and MTA performance. Its a multi-variable
equation. The optimal value is going to depend on your system,
choice of MTA, your list membership distribution, behaviour of other
MXes, and system resources.
I use 5 on some systems, 10 on others. I pick purely based on the
physical resources of the systems themselves (smaller on systems
with bigger spools).
J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
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