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Re: Disabling atime



On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 10:45:00AM -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 03:26:02 +0530,
>   Rahul Sundaram <sundaram fedoraproject org> 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.
> 
> mutt can also use maildir format which has some advantages over mbox.
> I don't know how commonly people using mutt use maildir instead of mbox
> though.

mutt handles mbox with noatime if check_mbox_size option is enabled in
config. There are some limitations, it doesn't work well when running
two instances of mutt simultaneously, but it's usable.

-- 
Miroslav Lichvar


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