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Subject[patch 1/1] Relative atime - kernel side
Add "relatime" (relative atime) support.  Relative atime only updates
the atime if the previous atime is older than the mtime or ctime.
Like noatime, but useful for applications like mutt that need to know
when a file has been read since it was last modified.

Signed-off-by: Valerie Henson <val_henson@linux.intel.com>

---
fs/inode.c | 11 ++++++++++-
fs/namespace.c | 5 ++++-
include/linux/fs.h | 1 +
include/linux/mount.h | 1 +
4 files changed, 16 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-)
--- linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime.orig/fs/inode.c
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime/fs/inode.c
@@ -1200,7 +1200,16 @@ void touch_atime(struct vfsmount *mnt, s
return;

now = current_fs_time(inode->i_sb);
- if (!timespec_equal(&inode->i_atime, &now)) {
+ if (timespec_equal(&inode->i_atime, &now))
+ return;
+ /*
+ * With relative atime, only update atime if the previous
+ * atime is earlier than either the ctime or mtime.
+ */
+ if (!mnt ||
+ !(mnt->mnt_flags & MNT_RELATIME) ||
+ (timespec_compare(&inode->i_atime, &inode->i_mtime) < 0) ||
+ (timespec_compare(&inode->i_atime, &inode->i_ctime) < 0)) {
inode->i_atime = now;
mark_inode_dirty_sync(inode);
}
--- linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime.orig/fs/namespace.c
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime/fs/namespace.c
@@ -376,6 +376,7 @@ static int show_vfsmnt(struct seq_file *
{ MNT_NOEXEC, ",noexec" },
{ MNT_NOATIME, ",noatime" },
{ MNT_NODIRATIME, ",nodiratime" },
+ { MNT_RELATIME, ",relatime" },
{ 0, NULL }
};
struct proc_fs_info *fs_infop;
@@ -1413,9 +1414,11 @@ long do_mount(char *dev_name, char *dir_
mnt_flags |= MNT_NOATIME;
if (flags & MS_NODIRATIME)
mnt_flags |= MNT_NODIRATIME;
+ if (flags & MS_RELATIME)
+ mnt_flags |= MNT_RELATIME;

flags &= ~(MS_NOSUID | MS_NOEXEC | MS_NODEV | MS_ACTIVE |
- MS_NOATIME | MS_NODIRATIME);
+ MS_NOATIME | MS_NODIRATIME | MS_RELATIME);

/* ... and get the mountpoint */
retval = path_lookup(dir_name, LOOKUP_FOLLOW, &nd);
--- linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime.orig/include/linux/fs.h
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime/include/linux/fs.h
@@ -119,6 +119,7 @@ extern int dir_notify_enable;
#define MS_PRIVATE (1<<18) /* change to private */
#define MS_SLAVE (1<<19) /* change to slave */
#define MS_SHARED (1<<20) /* change to shared */
+#define MS_RELATIME (1<<21) /* Update atime relative to mtime/ctime. */
#define MS_ACTIVE (1<<30)
#define MS_NOUSER (1<<31)

--- linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime.orig/include/linux/mount.h
+++ linux-2.6.18-rc4-relatime/include/linux/mount.h
@@ -27,6 +27,7 @@ struct namespace;
#define MNT_NOEXEC 0x04
#define MNT_NOATIME 0x08
#define MNT_NODIRATIME 0x10
+#define MNT_RELATIME 0x20

#define MNT_SHRINKABLE 0x100

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