[Mailman-Users] Large List Considerations

Bernd Petrovitsch bernd at firmix.at
Fri Feb 6 00:06:12 CET 2004

On Thu, 2004-02-05 at 22:28, Jon Carnes wrote:
> If however you find that messages spend a long time in the queue before
> being processed (or web-access to the list configuration is very slow to
> load) then you might want to consider putting aside some ram for use as
> a disk.  You can copy your ~mailman/lists/... to this RAM drive and
> mount it over the ~mailman/lists (then startup Mailman).  Access to the
> lists and configuration will then be much faster.
> Note: the RAM drive *must* be at least twice the size as the data stored
> in it, so that Mailman can make backup copies of the config files while
> doing changes.

Which raises the question if simply adding the RAM to the system thus
increasing the disk cache (and not dedicated to just one part of the app
and - given the above description - wasting 50% of it almost completely,
not considering fault-tolerance and similar) won't be as good (if not

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