On Fri, 30 Jan 2004, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> There's no data-integrity issues, but there's certain applications that rely
> on atime information.
The question is which apps.
I usually mount filesystems noatime but the caveat has always been,
"watchout some apps require it". I think this has reached the point of
being unix folk-lore.
I've asked many Sysadmins to name a single app that misbehaves if
filesystems are mounted noatime and (as far as I recall) no one has yet
presented a credible example. This isn't criticism of the claim, just a
Can anyone name an application which misbehaves or breaks if filesystems
it relies on are mounted noatime?
This is somewhat OT I know, but while we're talking about it...
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