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    SubjectRe: [PATCH 00/23] per device dirty throttling -v8
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    On Sun, 2007-08-05 at 16:17 +0200, Jörn Engel wrote:
    > On Sun, 5 August 2007 10:53:54 +0200, Willy Tarreau wrote:
    > > On Sun, Aug 05, 2007 at 09:21:41AM +0200, Ingo Molnar wrote:
    > > >
    > > > btw., Mutt does not go boom, i use it myself. It works just fine and
    > > > notices new mails even on a noatime,nodiratime filesystem.
    > >
    > > IIRC, atime is used by mailers and by the shell to detect that new
    > > mail has arrived and report it only once if there are several intances
    > > watching the same mbox.
    > >
    > > I too use mutt and noatime,nodiratime everywhere (same 10 year-old
    > > thinko), and the only side effect is that when I have a new mail,
    > > it is reported in all of my xterms until I read it, clearly something
    > > I can live with (and sometimes it's even desirable).
    > >
    > > In fact, mutt is pretty good at this. It updates atime and ctime itself
    > > as soon as it opens the mbox, so the shell is happy and only reports
    > > "you have mail" afterwards.
    >
    > For me mutt fails to recognize new mail. And the difference might be
    > this:

    but does it work with relatime ?


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