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Re: Thumbdrive/vfat and noatime.



On Tue, 2003-12-30 at 10:33, Peter Robinson wrote:
> > I just got one of those USB thumbdrives, and was pleased to see
> > that Fedora discovered it, made /mnt/flash/ and and entry in /etc/fstab.
> > However, reading some about the thumbdrive, it seems to have a limited
> > lifetime(quite a few thousands writes though). Which makes me want to
> > mount it with -o noatime -so it doesn't get unneeded writes-
> > (and actually sync also..).
> >
> > Shouldn't Fedora make such devices noatime by default ?
> > (If not, how do I add options that's automatically added to
> > /etc/fstab/ ?)
> >
> > It's also a vfat filesystem on the device. Why isn't noatime
> > the default for mounting fat/vfat.. ? It seems atime actually updates
> > the creation/modification time on fat filesystems anyway. Default
> > noatime makes sense for mount.vfat !?
> 
> There was an article titled 'floppies for the new millenium' on Linux Journal
> recently, you can find it here... http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=6867

Thanks, that deals with setting up the thumbdrive. However Fedora
already does that automatically. I'd like to know where it does that so
I can fiddle with the mount flags, and if not the noatime flag shold be
default for such devices.

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