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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] INITRAMFS: Add option to preserve mtime from INITRAMFS cpio images
    "Frans Meulenbroeks" <> 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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