Re: 2.4.18 no timestamp update on modified mmapped files

From: Alan Cox (
Date: Wed Jun 12 2002 - 02:40:54 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.

It doesnt approach data loss, when doing incremental backups it
*is* data loss. Ditto with rsync --newer
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