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    SubjectRe: [BUG] NFS no longer updates file modification times appropriately
    On Mon, Jun 07, 2004 at 12:20:11PM -0400, Trond Myklebust wrote:
    > P? m? , 07/06/2004 klokka 12:13, skreiv Joe Korty:
    > > >
    > > > > In which case we
    > > > > could defer a timestamp-on-write only when it is still in the same second
    > > > > as the previous write, but don't defer when a new second rolls around
    > > > > on the client. That would reduce timestamp updates to at most one per
    > > > > second per inode per client, while preserving old NFS behavior.
    > > >
    > > > Exactly why should we go to all this trouble?
    > >
    > > For compatibility?
    >
    > With what? There has never been a standard other than the close-to-open.

    Compatibility with existing behavior. It's called a de-facto standard.
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