Re: Evo overhead (was Re: [Evolution] Connector GPLed!!!)
- From: Ron Johnson <ron l johnson cox net>
- To: evolution lists ximian com
- Subject: Re: Evo overhead (was Re: [Evolution] Connector GPLed!!!)
- Date: Tue, 18 May 2004 05:59:24 -0500
On Tue, 2004-05-18 at 10:46 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 12:46 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 09:41 -0400, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 08:09, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 18:29 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
On Sun, 2004-05-16 at 22:13 -0500, Ron Johnson wrote:
On Mon, 2004-05-17 at 10:25 +0800, Not Zed wrote:
On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 17:12 +0200, Tony Earnshaw wrote:
tir, 11.05.2004 kl. 18.03 skrev Jeffrey Stedfast:
more economical clients (Kmail for a start).
In what way? Our only overhead is indexes and summary files which
are a tiny fraction of the actual message content.
Well, I wouldn't go so far as say "tiny". 20-30% is my experience
with IMAP-stored email,
and 20-90% overhead on .evolution/mail/local email.
Huh. Please explain.
I'm lucky to get 5% for local mail and much less than that for imap
I must say, though, that it seems better in 1.5 than it did in
This is rubbish. The files have got bigger in 1.5, although by a
miniscule amount. But they are definitely not smaller.
Since I don't store my mail locally, anymore, and use 1.5, I
can't give you any proof on those scores, but I can tell you
about Evo 1.5 and Courier-IMAP:
The IMAP data:
$ du -s -h -k Maildir
The Evo 1.5.7 cache:
$ du -s -h -k .evolution/mail/imap/me haggis
50304 .evolution/mail/imap/me haggis
That's not all indexing overhead, that's mostly locally cached messages.
However, this statement is still false: "In what way? Our only
overhead is indexes and summary files which are a tiny fraction of
the actual message content."
Oh don't be a pedant. It is however, entirely accurate. A tiny
fraction of the _actual message content_. The cache is _actual
message content_, and the indices are the overhead.
I don't think it's being pedantic to assert (and give proof) that Evo
has 33% overhead on my system. It doesn't matter whether it indexes,
summaries or locally cached messages. It's overhead.
My wife's Evo 1.4.4 has almost 100% overhead.
$ sudo du -s -h -k ~heather/Maildir
$ ssh ron heatherj sudo du -s -h -k \
104924 /home/heather/evolution/mail/imap/heather haggis
If you're just using maildir on the local machine, just use maildir on
hte local machine and don't use imap to get to it.
1. allows for webmail
2. also stores my wife's email is also on it.
Ron Johnson <ron l johnson cox net>
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