[Gluster-devel] noatime mount option on the client?

Anand Avati avati at zresearch.com
Mon Mar 17 03:10:38 UTC 2008

> I'm wondering if it would help the performance for small files if I add
> the noatime option in the fstab for the gluster mount on the client
> machines (it's already there on the servers, of course).
> So basically, could a setting like
> /etc/glusterfs/glusterfs-client.vol  /mnt/gluster1  glusterfs
> defaults,noatime  0  0
> be useful? Or is atime updates none of the clients business?

Currently the option would not help. atime is updated bo storage/posix
'naturally'. Other translators which do caching (like read-ahead) have
options to send dummy 1-byte read to update the atime when the requests hits
the cache.


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