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SubjectRe: 2.4.x has finally made it!
matthias.andree@stud.uni-dortmund.de (Matthias Andree)  wrote on 13.11.01 in <20011113171836.A14967@emma1.emma.line.org>:

> On Tue, 13 Nov 2001, Alastair Stevens wrote:
>
> > For those who haven't seen it yet, Moshe Bar at BYTE.com has revisited his
> > Linux 2.4 vs FreeBSD benchmarks, using 2.4.12 in this case:
> >
> > http://www.byte.com/documents/s=1794/byt20011107s0001/1112_moshe.html
>
> Wow. That person is knowledgeable... NOT. Turning off fsync() for mail
> is just as good as piping it to /dev/null. See RFC-1123.

I rather think a non-fsync() system has a very much higher rate of
successful mail deliveries than a /dev/null one, and only slightly (if at
all) lower than a fsync() one.

Now, that slight difference *can* be rather important if you're a major
mail hub - or it can be below the noise level in an end user system. In
either case, however, *nobody* will accept /dev/null as an equivalent
substitute.

Well, nobody but you.

MfG Kai
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