Re: New feature

Richard B. Johnson (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 08:35:36 -0400 (EDT)

On Tue, 23 Sep 1997, Arthur Jerijian wrote:

> Sounds like the ls -lR operation updated the atimes of every single
> directory entry starting from /, and perhaps all the files in all the
> directories as well. The sync command writes these atimes back to
> the disk, which is why it takes so long.
> There used to be a patch that disabled the use of atime altogether. Is
> this patch still around? Did it make it to 2.1?
> Thanks!
> --Arthur

I think it's now a mount option.

Richard B. Johnson
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