Subject: Re: cheap RAID?
To: Bill Sommerfeld <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John C. Hayward <John.C.Hayward@wheaton.edu>
Date: 06/09/1999 13:36:35
You could also try a local cliet to see if there is a big difference.
On Wed, 9 Jun 1999, Bill Sommerfeld wrote:
> > 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
> - Bill