> Now consider a good amount of fragmentation because those files get created
> over time (weeks, months etc). and you quickly degenerade to a scanning
> speed of maybe 10-20 files per second (Athlon 800, IBM 60GB HD with roughly
> 35MB/s linear read). It was that horrible that I quickly returned to mbox
> for those lists with high amount of traffic.
I think only a repacker can properly cure performance problems of slowly
accumulating files and directories . September 2002.
We can do other things that will gain 5 percent here and there, but the repacker
will be the real cure.
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