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Re: Disabling atime



Debarshi 'Rishi' Ray wrote:

atime is a legacy ass-backwards default
That no one dared touching it so far does not make it less stupid
We're making more user-impacting changes with less cause every release

Let's just disable atime asap so more testers check it before F8, and
forget about it

Going through the LKML thread on http://kerneltrap.org/node/14148 I
learnt that Ubuntu has already turned it off, and in principle both
Alan Cox and Ingo Molnar want it to be that way for Fedora 8 too.

Ubuntu doesn't have a decade+ history of putting user-controled settings under /etc/sysconfig and providing python scripts named redhat-config-xxx or system-config-xxx to manage them. Their style is to pretend they know more than you do about how your machine should be configured. Even if they are right, there is something to be said for consistency.

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  Les Mikesell
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