NFS atime

jesk jesk at
Mon Sep 27 13:26:54 PDT 2004

Hello, can somebody explain me why atime doesnt work over NFS?

Influencing the atime of a file or directory on a nfs mounted filesystem
doesnt work over NFS.
I tested this with FreeBSD4.8, FreeBSD5.2.1 and FreeBSD Releng_5 as client
and FreeBSD 5.2.1 and a NetApp-Filer as Server.
RFC´s 1094(v2) and 1813(v3) implies that atime is beside ctime and mtime a
normal attribute and that there is no exception for it.


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