NFS incorrectly update atime

Doug White dwhite at
Thu Sep 25 09:40:00 PDT 2003

On Thu, 25 Sep 2003, Rong-en Fan wrote:

> My application is NFS mail spool, so atime is important to me.
> I've tested it on Linux client, it's atime not updated in this case.
> So, I don't know if we can fix this or any workaround?

This is an exceptionally bad idea, unless your application knows it is
talking to NFS.  There is no locking and sendmail, etc. expect to be able
to use file locking to protect queue files from itself.

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