noatime on / and /var too ?

Craig Boston cb at
Mon Sep 10 14:58:13 PDT 2007

On Fri, Sep 07, 2007 at 03:17:09PM -0700, Gore Jarold wrote:
> I know it won't change much since they are not busy
> filesystems, but if there is no risk and no "best
> practices" reason _not_ to do it, I might as well...

I always set noatime on everything for years now and have never run into
any problems with it.

Unless you're specifically using atime for something (I think some news
server software may use it), I can't think of a good reason to leave it


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