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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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