Coda File System

Re: Coda development roadmap

From: Piotr Isajew <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:07:57 +0200
On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 07:10:13PM -0500, Troy Benjegerdes wrote:

> Does this message end up in a maildir on a coda filesystem?

I would be surprised if it did. Coda is a great concept, but in
its current state it has some issues with Maildirs. If I remember
well, I had ran into the following issues trying to move my
maildirs to coda:

1. Coda has directory size limit of 4096 entries. So if you have
   bigger Maildir you will have to either split it to smaller
   ones, or do some source level patching and recompile coda.

2. In order for any file stored on coda volume to be visible to
   file system it needs to be first available in local cache on
   the client. So (unless you support it by external indexing)
   opening big Maildir for the first time in your mail client can
   be an expensive process - as it may require fetching every
   message from this Maildir to local cache (if it's not already

3. I had also some issues with procmail not supporting delivery
   to coda hosted Maildirs. The options were to change procmail
   or use different mail filtering solution. I've chosen the
Received on 2014-08-01 00:25:16