Subject: Re: Adding -nomtime to the kernel
To: None <tech-kern@NetBSD.org>
From: Alan Barrett <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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)