Am 15.11.2013 01:00, schrieb Mark Felder:
> On Nov 14, 2013, at 15:04, Teske, Devin <> wrote:
>> Sounds like a vote for enabling it where-needed by-default (e.g., /var as a 
>> whole
>> or more selectively, /var/mail)
> I'd be OK with FreeBSD taking a stance and moving to noatime by default but 
> we should be consistent across all filesystems that a user can install the OS 
> on from our provided installation media. We should make it obvious to the end 
> users as well.

The cost of atime on UFS and ZFS is quite different. While I
understand that consistency is a plus, I do think that there
is good reason to have different defaults for UFS and ZFS.

It would be good if there was a global parameter which let
the user choose the atime setting for all file-systems where
this setting is not overridden. Such a parameter could be
OFF (noatime) for ZFS and ON for UFS by default, but with
a short explanation about the consequences and a way to
toggle this setting if desired.

Regards, STefan
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