Disabling atime

Dr. Diesel dr.diesel at gmail.com
Thu Aug 9 22:18:45 UTC 2007

On 8/9/07, Rahul Sundaram <sundaram at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
> Hi
> http://kerneltrap.org/node/14148
> Looks like we get a good performance boost and only tmpwatch and mutt
> with mbox seems to be affected. A simple patch to tmpwatch has been
> posted on the same thread.
> Thoughts on disabling it?
> Rahul

I have often thought an entire release (or every ~3-4) should consist
of nothing but bug fixes and code optimization.  Even at Ingo's 2.3%
it is worth a healthy discussion, which has already happened!  If much
faster machines could see 5-10% that would be a major improvement IMO.

I say lets try it!  How hard would it be to test?  ext3 is the biggest
issue, but there is a work-a-round?

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