Re: 3.0 wishlist Was: Overview of 2.2.x goals?

Mikael Abrahamsson (
Mon, 19 Jan 1998 10:00:05 +0100 (MET)

On Mon, 19 Jan 1998, James Mastros wrote:

> > * Room in inode for 64-bit times (ctime/mtime/ possibly drop atime)
> What for? Milisecond acuracy is good enough. Drop atime? Why not ctime?
> atime is useful for deciding what to move to archival storage/compress.

Why not make it a compile option? For news servers and alike you
definately dont want atime. The reason he wants to drop atime is probably
because it makes the disks more busy when doing file accesses.

I would like to be able to set noatime as a mount option so I can choose
what filesystems I want noatime on and not.

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