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    SubjectRe: ext3 IO latency measurements (was: Linux 2.6.29)
    > And what's the argument for not doing it in the kernel?
    > The fact is, "atime" by default is just wrong.

    It probably was a wrong default - twenty years ago. Actually it may well
    have been a wrong default in Unix v6 8)

    - atime behaviour is SuS required
    - there are users with systems out there using atime and dependant on
    proper atime

    So we can't change the ABI on them any more than we can decide that next
    week write() should return short values on writes to disk interrupted by

    Letting distros flip to relatime means new installs and gradual migration
    occurs and nobody gets spectacularly blown up when their archiving
    system, their usage profiling and disk balancing tools and the like go

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