Is it save to mount / with noatime?

Reindl Harald h.reindl at
Wed Oct 19 14:45:02 UTC 2011

i am using "data=writeback,noatime,nodiratime" since 2006 on
all of my machines for all partitions on all servers and
workstations with the following services and WITHOUT selinux

* httpd
* dbmail
* postfix
* dovecot
* mysqld
* ntpd
* netatalk
* samba
* named
* dhcpd
* pure-ftpd

Am 19.10.2011 10:55, schrieb Clemens Eisserer:


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

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