[Nottingham] "atime" or "noatime", that is a question...

Martin Garton martin at stupids.org
Fri Nov 2 16:28:30 GMT 2007

On Fri, 2007-11-02 at 15:51 +0000, Martin wrote:

> Any comments on FS atime?
> Anyone actually make /use/ of atime?

Various applications reportedly depend on it, so if you use one of those
apps, you might need atime.  I can't remember what those apps are
though, but ISTR mutt might be one of them.

> Or is it just a quaint FS 'niceity'?
> Or... Why is not "noatime" the default for all FSes?

I believe some distros add "noatime" to fstab entries by default.


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