[Mailman-Users] Qmail - huge performance increase (fwd)

Bernhard R. Erdmann be at berdmann.de
Sun Jul 1 19:23:03 CEST 2001

> SO... by increasing conf-split to 97 (from the default of 20 something
> afaik), each directory ends up only having a hundred or so files. Doing
> "ls" now is far speedier.

Maybe you want to use a different filesystem - ext2fs uses linear lists
for directories (slow lookups in large directories) but XFS and JFS use
B+Trees - they are a hell faster when operating with thousands of files
in a directory.

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