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Re: [gNewSense-users] fstab options in gNS 2.0

From: Alex Demuynck
Subject: Re: [gNewSense-users] fstab options in gNS 2.0
Date: Fri, 02 May 2008 20:43:40 +0200
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Take a look at this:

" Another approach was added in 2.6.20: the relatime mount option. If
this flag is set, access times are only updated if they are (before
the update) earlier than the modification time. This change allows
utilities to see if the current version of a file has been read, but
still cuts down significantly on atime updates. This option is not
heavily used, perhaps because few people have heard of it and many
distributions lack a version of mount which is new enough to know
about it. Using relatime can still confuse tools which want to ask
questions like "has this file been accessed in the last week?" "

So I guess that overall relatime (not realtime by the way) is a good
improvement but if you are, for example, using any tools known not to
work together with the relatime option enabled, you might change it.
Please also notice that relatime is not a replacement for defaults but
rather for atime.

Eric Morey wrote:
> I have noticed a change in the fstab options on my install of gNS 2.0
> compared to 1.1. Namely, realtime has replaced default. I tried to
> figure out what this change means by reading the man pages, but I'm
> quite confused. Does anyone know why the options were changed and/or how
> it effects my system? Why might I want to I change it to default?
> Eric...
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