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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Make relatime default
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    On Mon, 2009-03-30 at 16:42 +0200, Andrea Arcangeli wrote:
    > On Thu, Mar 26, 2009 at 06:48:38PM +0000, Alan Cox wrote:
    > > On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:53:14 +0000
    > > Matthew Garrett <mjg@redhat.com> wrote:
    > >
    > > > Change the default behaviour of the kernel to use relatime for all
    > > > filesystems. This can be overridden with the "strictatime" mount
    > > > option.
    > >
    > > NAK this again
    >
    > NAK but because if we change the default it is better to change it to
    > the real thing: noatime.
    >
    > I think this can be solved in userland but perhaps changing this in
    > kernel would be a stronger message that atime is officially
    > obsoleted. (and nothing will break, not even mutt users will notice,
    > and if they really do it won't be anything more than aesthetical)

    Actually I liked the previous relatime (without the 24h hack) pretty
    much. It would have preserved the atime functionality without making
    something like slocate dirty huge parts of the fs daily.

    I vote for relatime-without-24h-hack !

    Xav




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