[Gluster-users] Gluster and maildir

Ivan Dimitrov dobber at amln.net
Wed Oct 3 14:13:00 UTC 2012

I agree on the fewer bricks. Also see if you can use Infiniband.

Best Regards

On 10/2/12 11:29 PM, Robert Hajime Lanning wrote:
> 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 volume.

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