[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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