[Box Backup] noatime for this?

Martin Ebourne boxbackup@fluffy.co.uk
Mon, 08 Oct 2007 18:55:30 +0100

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 09:38 -0700, Peter Jalajas, TebucoSafe Backups
> Instigated by news of Con Kolivas' departure from the Linux kernel team

Unfortunately he was never really part of the "team", which was a lot of
the problem.

> , I am exploring ways to
> speed up my perceived desktop performance (currently on Ubuntu, but open to other suggestions),
> and somehow noticed this recent article: 
> http://rudd-o.com/archives/2007/10/02/tales-from-responsivenessland-why-linux-feels-slow-and-how-to-fix-that/
> which suggests adding ",noatime" to disk mount options, and which eventually led to this one:
> http://lwn.net/Articles/244829/
> which duly warns that some applications need noatime.  
> Does Box Backup client or server need noatime or any of the other options mentioned in that last
> article?

noatime does not adversely affect Box Backup. I've run with noatime set
on all my filesystems on all my machines since back in the late 90s.
Quite frankly I think you'd have to be mad not to, and I find it
disappointing that more distros don't use it as a default, since for 99%
of users it's the right thing.