Subject: Re: cheap RAID?
To: Edwin Foo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Bill Sommerfeld <email@example.com>
Date: 06/09/1999 12:24:43
> The clients don't timeout. It's just that listing the contents of large
> mailboxes (say, a sent-items mailbox) takes on the order of 2-3 minutes or
> more for about 2000 messages. I know that having smaller mailboxes is the
> obvious solution, but I don't want to have to start imposing on people's
> methods of organizing mail.
Hmm. That's 60ms per message in the scan.. are you sure it's disk,
and not network latency at fault here? Have you looked at packet
traces of client/server conversations? (60ms per message sounds
suspiciously like you're getting stuck in request-response