Re: Interactivity during slocate
From: John Reiser (jreiser_at_BitWagon.com)
Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 08:01:28 -0700
>>>My laptop is completely useless during the slocate updates.
>>Frequently the bottleneck is updating the time-of-last-access for
>>directories. Add ",nodiratime" to the mount options in /etc/fstab.
> Rsync via ssh connects to my machine every night and takes a hard-link
> snapshot of my home directory minus ~/excludes.txt. Will turning off
> atime on directories mess with that?
Look at the source for rsync, and see if it checks st_atim[e] of directories.
Probably the strategy of "hardlink for backup" uses only st_mtim[e]
and/or st_ctim[e] of regular files, so nodiratime will not interfere.