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Re: Is it save to mount / with noatime?

From: JB <jb.1234abcd_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 19 2011 - 15:01:52 GMT
To: users@lists.fedoraproject.org

Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy <at> gmail.com> writes:

>
> Hi,
>
> Is it save to mount "/" with the noatime flag, or are there still
> packages which depend on an accurate access time?
> My system is a desktop running xfce, so no weird mail-servers ;)
>
> Thank you in advance, Clemens

Unfortunately there are apps that may act incorrectly, either with noatime or
relatime.
Possible examples: procmail, mutt, mailx, perhaps few more known and unknown
yet (incl. sysadmin commands).

So, it is your call.

JB

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