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Re: Disabling atime



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



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