Re: [RFC] [PATCH] Relative lazy atime

From: Matthew Wilcox
Date: Sat Aug 05 2006 - 22:59:29 EST

On Sat, Aug 05, 2006 at 04:28:29PM -0700, dean gaudet wrote:
> you can work around mutt's silly dependancy on atime by configuring it
> with --enable-buffy-size. so far mutt is the only program i've discovered
> which cares about atime.

For the shell, atime is the difference between 'you have mail' and 'you
have new mail'.

I still don't understand though, how much does this really buy us over
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