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SubjectRe: [PATCH 2/2] Make relatime default
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Linus Torvalds wrote:
> If the distro's had done this right in the year+ that this has been in,
> I might consider your NAK to have some weight.
>
> As it is, we know that didn't happen, and we've had three different
> people from different distributions say that they wanted to use relatime
> anyway, so it's now the default in my git tree.
>
> If you want to live in some dark ages, you can do so with the
> "strictatime" thing.

I obviously welcome the inclusion of the first patch and I'm neutral about
the second one, but I'm not at all sure that making relatime the default
(yet) is the right thing, especially as util-linux' mount command does
not yet even support that "strictatime" thing. Shouldn't that at least
happen first (and have been supported in distro's stable releases for
some time)?

I guess users and distros can still elect not to set it as default, but it
still seems a bit like going from one extreme to another.


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