Subject: Re: cheap RAID?
To: Jonathan Stone <jonathan@DSG.Stanford.EDU>
From: John C. Hayward <>
List: current-users
Date: 06/09/1999 13:34:22
Any one using cyrus?
I seem to have some difficulty getting things working with kerbose-IV for
some reason.  I'd appreciate some pointers if you are.

Also - I seem to remember that either pine or imap reciently had some
changes to reduce memory utilization on a more recient release.

On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Jonathan Stone wrote:

> >If you're using imap-uw, this is because the IMAP server from UW is horribly
> >inefficient with large mailboxes.  Even for a mailbox listing, it creates
> >temporary storage for all that scanning, and can even copy the entire
> >mailbox to /tmp and back again for some IMAP commands.
> >
> >It also has a problem with memory chewing.  It reads in a whole lot of data
> >for `caching' ... but that end up making the processes 30MB or more in size
> >for very large mailboxes.
> Sounds like patching hte DESCR to mention the performance limits and
> non-scaling to large mboxes in the DESCR would be a good idea. 
> Would fit well right after `reference implementation' :).
> How does cyrus compare?