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Re: Disabling atime



On 8/12/07, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell gmail com> wrote:
> 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.

+1

Would it make sense to add it as an option to first-boot?  Personally
it is something I will try, but I have reservations about enforcing on
everybody.


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