Re: [PATCH] Update atime from future.

From: Dave Chinner
Date: Tue Dec 04 2012 - 15:24:08 EST

On Tue, Dec 04, 2012 at 01:56:39AM +0800, yangsheng wrote:
> Relatime should update the inode atime if it is more than a day in the
> future. The original problem seen was a tarball that had a bad atime,
> but could also happen if someone fat-fingers a "touch". The future
> atime will never be fixed. Before the relatime patch, the future atime
> would be updated back to the current time on the next access.

So if someone accidentally changes time back a few days, access
times go backwards for everything? That doesn't sound right to me -
it's going to seriously screw up backups and other scanners that use
atime to determine "newly accessed files"....

IMO, if you fat-finger a manual atime update or use atimes direct
from tarballs, then that's your problem as a user and not the
responsibility of the kernel to magically fix for you....


Dave Chinner
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