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[Q] noatime vs. relatime for mounts?

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By SteveRiley, Senior Member on 31st August 2010, 06:00 AM
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Lately I've had occasion to start learning Linux in greater detail. One thing I stumbled on was a recommendation to use the noatime option in /etc/fstab for most mounts; by not writing the last access time to each file you can reduce wear on SSDs and get a bit of performance boost. I notice on my G1 (running Cyanogen 6) that most mounts show relatime. What do you guys think of using noatime instead? Have you ever tried it? There's no /etc/fstab in my Android so I don't know where I'd go to set up something similar.
28th November 2013, 01:43 PM |#2  
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You can install a free busybox and use the remount option with mount. I often use noatime and nodiratime, for example mount -o remount,noatime,nodiratime /system. It's also safe and faster on /data. It can also be useful on the other partitions.
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