web-serving does not update a file's atime?

Mikhail Teterin mi+kde at aldan.algebra.com
Tue Aug 17 05:35:49 PDT 2004


I tried to use stat(1) to see the last time a file was downloaded
through Apache.

To my surprise, all three dates displayed by stat are long ago, even
though the web-server's log is showing downloads from a just a few hours

The file-system used to be mounted noatime, but I turned that option off
some time ago. If I read one of those files (with head(1) or file(1),
for example), the atime is updated. But if Apache serves it out -- it is
not... There is no caching in Apache either.

Any ideas? Thanks!


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