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- To: misc_(_at_)_openbsd_(_dot_)_org
- Subject: Re: cyrus-imapd?
- From: Paul Pruett <ppruett_(_at_)_webengr_(_dot_)_com>
- Date: Mon, 29 Jul 2002 18:12:13 +0000 (GMT)
Thank for a concise answer!
This was exactly what I needed to know and so for
my particular low demand applications (imapd for localhost for twig &
I can get by with iamp-uw (which like sendmail is the devil you
know...) and it is not in my
best interest to pursue cyrus-imapd unless
I have the labor resources to investigate the code
which could be better applied elsewhere in openbsd todos
thank you again for the answer.
> PP> I was wondering if the reason it is not a port is due to
> PP> limited resources to audit (only so many volunteers and
> PP> funding). Or there might be a valid reason to not use it.
> The reason is that nobody made one yet, I suppose.
> cyrus-imapd is expecting a certain behavior from mmap that it does not
> have on OpenBSD. Making an efficient port of cyrus-imapd would require
> to investigate the code and put msync() calls where they belongs. It
> is not an appealing task nor an easy one.
> You can still compile and run cyrus-imapd w/o modifications on OpenBSD
> but it will run in some kind of compatibility mode which is very I/O
> That's a pity since cyrus-imapd is the best free imapd server I found
> on Linux (faster than courier-imap and way less memory consuming than
> Jean-Yves Burlett
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