[Mailman-Users] thousands of lists
forrie at forrie.com
Fri Jul 29 09:37:22 CEST 2005
Along this line of discussion, the issue of DB backend integration is on
the list of TODO - I wonder if there has been any discussion or exchange
This may help solve some of the scalability issues.
Brad Knowles wrote:
>At 3:07 PM +1000 2005-07-28, Iain Pople wrote:
>> We are using Solaris UFS.
> If switching filesystems is an option, you might want to take a
>look at Veritas VxFS. It's a commercial replacement that should be
>more than enough for your needs. I've had experience with SGI XFS
>(on real SGI hardware), and other journaling filesystems, as well as
>other extent-based directory-hashing filesystems, and VxFS beats
>everything else I've seen -- hands-down.
> If VxFS isn't an option, keep an eye on ZFS for Solaris 10. I've
>heard some really good things about it.
> Otherwise, you may be forced to have multiple Mailman
>installations, each covering a subset of your 15,000 lists. Or, you
>may need to come up with a hack to implement a hashed directory
> There is an old patch at
>which sounds related according to the description, but the comment
>from Barry indicates that something similar has already been applied
>to the code, which is why this patch was closed.
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