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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Make relatime default
On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 17:53:14 +0000
Matthew Garrett <> 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

There is an expected behaviour pattern that is standards compliant and
suddenly breaking that on people when they upgrade could cause serious
problems in some server environments.

What you propose is basically a bogus ABI change. Fix it in user space
(in fact all the distros *are* so this patch is silly and pointless)

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