Is it save to mount / with noatime?

Alan Cox alan at
Wed Oct 19 09:43:14 UTC 2011

On Wed, 19 Oct 2011 10:55:28 +0200
Clemens Eisserer <linuxhippy at> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it save to mount "/" with the noatime flag, or are there still
> packages which depend on an accurate access time?

Current kernels support a much better algorithm anyway. Look up 'relatime'

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