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Re: Disabling atime



On 8/9/07, Ralf Corsepius <rc040203 freenet de> wrote:
> On Fri, 2007-08-10 at 03:26 +0530, Rahul Sundaram wrote:
> > Hi
> >
> > http://kerneltrap.org/node/14148
> >
> > Looks like we get a good performance boost and only tmpwatch and mutt
> > with mbox seems to be affected. A simple patch to tmpwatch has been
> > posted on the same thread.
> >
> > Thoughts on disabling it?
> IMO, disabling atime by default, just because 99% of applications, don't
> use it, is short-sighted. It basically ditches a fundamental feature of
> unix filessystems and converts there behavior to "DOS'ish".
>
> That said, I feel "noatime" might be suitable for selected partitions,
> but not as a general solution.
>
> Also, I never understood what noatime solves what mounting partitions
> read-only can't do more properly.
>
> Ralf


Considering how easy it is for knowledgeable users to make disable
atime, I don't see it as necessary to make this so by default.

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