>>>>> "CD" == Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net> writes:
CD> Interestingly, my ILUG mbox type mailbox is currently about
CD> 3Mb in size with about 879 messages using an average of 3706
CD> bytes per message. Some of these would be long messages but
CD> more would be short and would be significantly less than 3706
CD> bytes. Now, with the default inode size of 4096 bytes on an
CD> ext2 filesystem, each message in Maildir format will take up
I think you mean block size.
CD> at least 4096 bytes leading to greater disk useage for maildir
CD> format. Doesn't matter that much here at home but it could
CD> get significant on a real mail server...
Sounds like a job for ReiserFS (or for a tail-packed variant of ext2).
Any mail admin who is not aware of the properties of their chosen
spool format and does not configure their systems accordingly deserves
all they get.
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