Subject: Re: Adding -nomtime to the kernel
To: None <>
From: Alan Barrett <>
List: tech-kern
Date: 09/17/2007 11:58:03
On Sat, 15 Sep 2007, Darren Reed wrote:
> Having done that, I'm wondering if it makes sense for NetBSD
> to support -nomtime as well.

I have no objection to that, but I would use it very seldom or never.  I
don't even like using noatime.

What I really want is something to help keep my laptop disk spun down as
much as possible, while not losing the atime and mtime updates.  Perhaps
a mode in which atime and mtime updates get buffered up somehow, and get
written to disk after a delay, or when the list of outstanding updates
gets full, or when the file system is explicitly synced or unmounted.

--apb (Alan Barrett)