Re: [Evolution] slowness

How many is many?

How slow is extremely slow?

On 18 Jul 2001 19:15:50 -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
On 17 Jul 2001 22:14:09 -0700, Ray Lee wrote:
On Tue, Jul 17, 2001 at 08:54:03PM -0700, Florin Andrei wrote:
I have many mail directories, some of them with more than 7000 messages
each (mysql-users, linux kernel mailinglist, etc.). Each directory is in
maildir format. For each directory there's at least one mail filter.
In these conditions, Evolution is extremely slow

Chances are you're keeping the files on an ext2 partition, which is well
known to have bad behavior with directories that have many files. The only
current solutions to this would be to keep the folders in mbox format,

maildir is much more reliable, so i like to stick to it.

or to switch to a different fs with better behavior in these conditions.
(ext2 is getting this fixed, it's just not done yet.)

I moved /home to ReiserFS, which is very fast when it comes to
creating/deleting lots of small files.

- when downloading messages (the progress bar advances) Evo is still
very slow
- when sorting messages (the progress bar reached the end, but the HDD
is still doing something) Evo is still slow (it may take 30..50 seconds
to sort the messages and put them in folders)
- when entering/leaving a folder, or clicking on an unread message, Evo
is clearly faster now

The other thing to look for is excessive swapping, in which case you
should try kernel 2.2.19.

I was already on 2.2.19

Florin Andrei

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