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Re: noatime mounts inhibiting atime updates via utime()
Date: Tue, 4 Dec 2018 20:23:20 -0800
From: Jason Thorpe <thorpej%me.com@localhost>
| Honestly, I think atime is one of the dumbest thing ever.
That I don't agree with, I use it all the time. The (similar) thing that is
a much dumber idea is birthtime - that's a waste of space and time
(it just has no I/O costs so mostly people just don't care.)
| But if one must support it, then I think the following is a reasonable
What you say is almost exactly what I meant, except perhaps ...
| If one has a need to have super-strict atime updates, then I think *that*
| should be the optional behavior.
Which is the default, and which requires config, is not something I
worry about very much - deciding upon the optimal default config
is a difficult problem, as we need to guess at what the majority of
users' needs are going to be.
But I would tend to err on the side of stability (if yesterday's config
did things one way, unless there is a very good reason, so should
As long as it can be configired is all that matters really.
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