Re: New feature

David S. Miller (
Tue, 23 Sep 1997 20:09:30 -0400

Date: Tue, 23 Sep 1997 18:31:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: "Richard B. Johnson" <>

o Now perform `sync`. Every directory entry will be updated, causing
an enormonous amount of wasted CPU cycles and disk activity!
Sync should have done nothing. The disk was never written.
If you execute `ls -R /`, the entire directory structure is again
read from the physical media. Not nice.

The ATIME updates dirty all the inodes.

David "Sparc" Miller