[Mailman-Users] thousands of lists

ross at lug.udel.edu ross at lug.udel.edu
Thu Jul 28 06:55:48 CEST 2005

On Thu, Jul 28, 2005 at 01:55:36PM +1000, Iain Pople wrote:
> The concern is that on a unix filesystem it is very slow to access  
> directories with thousands of entries.

While I can't address your question directly, I can say that this
isn't an issue.  Just use ReiserFS or set your ext2/3 filesystems to
use dir_index.  Either one will give you hashed directory lookups and
resolve this performance issue.

In general, I know that sourceforge.net uses Mailman for their lists.
The product gloss on the Realtime stats page claims 75,000+ projects.
Not sure how they manage them though.

Ross Vandegrift
ross at lug.udel.edu

"The good Christian should beware of mathematicians, and all those who
make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians
have made a covenant with the devil to darken the spirit and to confine
man in the bonds of Hell."
	--St. Augustine, De Genesi ad Litteram, Book II, xviii, 37

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