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    SubjectRe: ext3 IO latency measurements (was: Linux 2.6.29)
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    Linus Torvalds wrote:
    > And quite frankly, even if you then _manually_ put 'relatime' in
    > /etc/fstab, the default Fedora install will totally ignore it. Why?
    > Because it mounts the root partition while using initrd, and totally
    > ignores /etc/fstab.

    That's a difference between Fedora's initrd and Debian/Ubuntu's
    initramfs-tools then. We do respect the mount options in fstab for the
    root partition when root is mounted from the initrd:

    $ cat /etc/fstab | grep " / "
    /dev/mapper/main-root / ext3 relatime,errors=remount-ro 0 1

    $ mount | grep " / "
    /dev/mapper/main-root on / type ext3 (rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro)

    $ cat /proc/cmdline
    root=/dev/mapper/main-root ro vga=791 quiet

    Cheers,
    FJP


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