Re: Why no ext2 "no_atime" option?

linux kernel account (
Sat, 29 Nov 1997 10:25:45 -0500 (EST)

Thats not true, it IS a mount option.. Download, and compile the newest
mount and it's a normal mount flag..

On Sat, 29 Nov 1997, Jeff Garzik wrote:

> Linux 2.0.32 includes support for ignoring atime updates, a big win on
> news servers.
> Looking through the source, it appears there is no mount option to
> enable no_atime support under ext2. Why is this? Is ext2 no_atime
> unstable?
> ext2 no_atime support is present, but it requires the setting of an ext2
> flag "EXT2_FL_NOATIME", which is not manipulated or set in the kernel at
> all.
> Request: Add a noatime mount option to the ext2 fs in the next kernel
> release. I can easily work up a patch to do so if desired.
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