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Re: noatime mounts inhibiting atime updates via utime()
> [I]t turned out that on NetBSD noatime inhibits not only implicit
> atime updates but also prevents the utime() family of functions from
> updating it.
That's correct per the manpage, I believe:
noatime Never update the access time field for files. This
option is useful for optimizing read performance on
file systems that are used as news spools.
This is mainly to say that, if you change the behaviour, you might want
to update the manpage as well; I too think the "never do it
automatically, but do it when specifically told to" behaviour is
probably more useful than the documented (and actual) behaviour.
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