On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 1:12 PM, Robert Haas<robertmhaas(at)gmail(dot)com> wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Alvaro
> Herrera<alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>> Robert Haas escribió:
>>> On Sun, Aug 30, 2009 at 10:47 PM, Alvaro
>>> Herrera<alvherre(at)commandprompt(dot)com> wrote:
>>> > This is all crap of course, which is why we want to replace Mhonarc with
>>> > a database-backed system.
>>> Database? You mean like Excel?
>> Huh. You know, Mhonarc has something that it calls "database" which is
>> actually a bunch of Perl files with a dump of internal variables
>> describing the mailbox. The fact that it has to read and keep in memory
>> all those files is the reason it doesn't scale well past a month's worth
>> of email. Perhaps it could cope with a year, provided you have a lot of
>> RAM; but clearly it won't work well if we want to handle our complete
> Go ahead, ignore my witty (?) remark and come back with a serious response.
> There seems to be a whole lot of project infrastructure that is a bit
> long in the tooth. Of course, it's hard to get up the enthusiasm to
> address the problems since it all basically works, so the
> effort/reward ratio is a bit on the low side.
By which I mean the high side.
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