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    Subject[patch] Relative atime - userspace
    Add the "relatime" (relative atime) option support to mount.  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>

    ---
    mount/mount.8 | 7 +++++++
    mount/mount.c | 6 ++++++
    mount/mount_constants.h | 4 ++++
    3 files changed, 17 insertions(+)

    --- util-linux-2.13-pre7.orig/mount/mount.8
    +++ util-linux-2.13-pre7/mount/mount.8
    @@ -586,6 +586,13 @@ access on the news spool to speed up new
    .B nodiratime
    Do not update directory inode access times on this filesystem.
    .TP
    +.B relatime
    +Update inode access times relative to modify or change time. Access
    +time is only updated if the previous access time was earlier than the
    +current modify or change time. (Similar to noatime, but doesn't break
    +mutt or other applications that need to know if a file has been read
    +since the last time it was modified.)
    +.TP
    .B noauto
    Can only be mounted explicitly (i.e., the
    .B \-a
    --- util-linux-2.13-pre7.orig/mount/mount.c
    +++ util-linux-2.13-pre7/mount/mount.c
    @@ -164,6 +164,12 @@ static const struct opt_map opt_map[] =
    { "diratime", 0, 1, MS_NODIRATIME }, /* Update dir access times */
    { "nodiratime", 0, 0, MS_NODIRATIME },/* Do not update dir access times */
    #endif
    +#ifdef MS_RELATIME
    + { "relatime", 0, 0, MS_RELATIME }, /* Update access times relative to
    + mtime/ctime */
    + { "norelatime", 0, 1, MS_RELATIME }, /* Update access time without regard
    + to mtime/ctime */
    +#endif
    { NULL, 0, 0, 0 }
    };

    --- util-linux-2.13-pre7.orig/mount/mount_constants.h
    +++ util-linux-2.13-pre7/mount/mount_constants.h
    @@ -57,6 +57,10 @@ if we have a stack or plain mount - moun
    #ifndef MS_VERBOSE
    #define MS_VERBOSE 0x8000 /* 32768 */
    #endif
    +#ifndef MS_RELATIME
    +#define MS_RELATIME 0x200000 /* 200000: Update access times relative
    + to mtime/ctime */
    +#endif
    /*
    * Magic mount flag number. Had to be or-ed to the flag values.
    */
    -
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