Re: New feature

Myrdraal (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 08:12:34 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, David S. Miller wrote:

> Why not? It has been forever at least for ext2. Have a look at the
> end of fs/ext2/dir.c:ext2_readdir().
> Those who consider the overhead of ATIME updates completely
> unacceptable should enable NO_ATIME on their partitions.
> ATIME is the access time for an inode, when you read an inode which
> happens to be a directory you are accessing it.
I was just wondering, would I start breaking programs if I mounted my
filesystems with NO_ATIME to gain a bit more speed?