Subject: Re: softdeps and 1.6 (was Re: xfs support)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
Date: 04/03/2003 00:06:18
On Mon, Mar 31, 2003 at 04:15:32PM -0600, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
> I'm wondering if anyone is using softdeps in a production environment.
> I'm thinking of using 1.6 for a busy mail server and I'm not sure if I
> should use softdeps. The machine will have lots of ram and a fast
> processor (probably 3Ghz) along with a 80GB disk. So, does anyone on this
> list use 1.6+softdeps on busy servers? Any input is much appreciated.
If it's going to be a busy server you'd better use 4 (or more) 20G disks
rather than a 80G one. The bottleneck is definitively disks I/O.
Lots of ram helps, but doesn't do everything as you have to write the
mails to disk anyway.
Manuel Bouyer <email@example.com>
NetBSD: 24 ans d'experience feront toujours la difference