Re: 2.4.18 no timestamp update on modified mmapped files

From: Hugh Dickins (
Date: Tue Jun 11 2002 - 04:10:28 EST

On Tue, 11 Jun 2002, Andrew Morton wrote:
> I think it's too late to fix this in 2.4. If we did, a person
> could develop and test an application on 2.4.21, ship it, then
> find that it fails on millions of 2.4.17 machines.

Oh, please reconsider that! Doesn't loss of modification time
approach data loss? Surely we'll continue to fix any data loss
issues in 2.4, and be grateful if you fixed this mmap modtime loss.


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