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SubjectRe: [PATCH] INITRAMFS: Add option to preserve mtime from INITRAMFS cpio images
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"Frans Meulenbroeks" <fransmeulenbroeks@gmail.com> writes:

> "Invaluable" != "nice to know".

Well, I guess it's as "invaluable" for embedded systems running on
initramfs as mtime on regular filesystems in case of normal systems.

Is mtime on ext3 "invaluable" or just "nice to know"?

> I admit that the net effect of this on boot time is marginal (but some
> might consider having mtime a marginal benefit), and 100 cents also
> make a dollar, so my suggestion would be to either reject this patch
> or make it optional (e.g. depending on some debug config flag).

It depends on how marginal is it. If it makes unpacking 1% slower I
can see no need for being optional. 10% - maybe it should?
--
Krzysztof Halasa


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