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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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