Eric Blake
Thu Mar 13 12:33:00 GMT 2008

According to Corinna Vinschen on 3/12/2008 11:51 AM:
>   When last access time functionality is disabled, utilities that rely on
>   sst_Atime attribute will not work correctly. For example, the U option
>   of ls utility will not work as expected unless last access time is
>   enabled."
> *Sob*,

Agreed :(  Remind me to not switch to Vista any time soon.

But no different than using the Linux mount flag of NOATIME - except that 
with Linux, you can make the decision on a per-mount basis rather than 
globally, and the decision is not forced on you by a default installation. 
  atime updates really do lead to slower performance, so even though POSIX 
requires atime on non-read-only file systems, I can understand the 
performance gain for skipping it.

Don't work too hard, make some time for fun as well!

Eric Blake   

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