[Gluster-users] Gluster and maildir

Robert Hajime Lanning lanning at lanning.cc
Tue Oct 2 20:29:59 UTC 2012

On 10/02/12 13:01, jason at combatyoga.net wrote:
> Basically, I'm trying to figure out if Gluster will perform better with
> more storage nodes in the storage block or if I would be better off
> consolidating the storage to a few of the systems and freeing up the
> resources for the email services on the remaining systems.  I've had
> mixed results testing this in a KVM virtual environment, however it's
> getting down to the time where I need to make some decisions on ordering
> hardware.  I do know that RAID1 and RAID5 do not compare apples to
> apples for performance,  I'm looking for thoughts from the community as
> to which way you would set it up.

With maildir, I believe that fewer bricks would perform better.  The 
maildir format tends to be readdir() heavy.  Since Gluster does not have 
a master index of directory entries, it has to hit every brick in the 

Mr. Flibble
King of the Potato People

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