|| ||Andrew Morton <akpm-AT-linux-foundation.org> |
|| ||Frans Pop <elendil-AT-planet.nl> |
|| ||Re: relatime: update once per day patches (was: ext3 IO latency
|| ||Thu, 26 Mar 2009 08:47:33 -0700|
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On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 16:32:38 +0100 Frans Pop <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Andrew Morton wrote:
> > On Thu, 26 Mar 2009 15:03:12 +0100 Ingo Molnar <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> Why arent the relatime patches upstream?
> > They have been for ages.
> I assume Ingo means the patches to make relatime update atime at least
> once per day to ensure better compatibility with apps that do use or rely
> on access times.
> These patches are already being included by several distros and, FWIW,
> Debian would like to see them upstream as well because we feel .
> They were last submitted by Matthew Garrett:
> Loads of people seem to want this, but even though it's been submitted at
> least twice and discussed even more often, it never gets anywhere.
Hard-wiring a 24-hour interval into the core VFS for all mounted
filesystems is dumb.
I (and others) pointed out that it would be better to implement this as
a mount option. That suggestion was met with varying sillinesses and
that is where things stand.
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