Ubuntu

ext3 partitions should be mounted with relatime

Reported by ubuntu_demon on 2007-11-06
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partman-basicfilesystems (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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partman-basicmethods (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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partman-ext3 (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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partman-jfs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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partman-partitioning (Ubuntu)
Medium
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partman-reiserfs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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partman-xfs (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

ext3 partitions should be mounted with relatime/noatime for everyone to reduce unnessary disk activity,prevent useless unparking of harddisk heads for laptop users and increase performance (reading from disk or cache means writing to disk to update atime).

More information :
http://lwn.net/Articles/244829/
http://kerneltrap.org/node/14148

a related bug asking to support relatime :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/145332

A relevant comment by Bart Samwell (maintainer of laptop-mode-tools and acpi-support in Debian) :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/17216/comments/83

according to http://fcp.surfsite.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=46274&forum=11&post_id=213572
Fedora Core 8 will use relatime for all mounts.

This bug might be one of the contributors to the famous Load_Cycle_Count bug :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/17216
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/acpi-support/+bug/59695

ubuntu_demon (ubuntu-demon) wrote :

a related bug asking to support relatime :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/util-linux/+bug/145332

ubuntu_demon (ubuntu-demon) wrote :

according to http://fcp.surfsite.org/modules/newbb/viewtopic.php?topic_id=46274&forum=11&post_id=213572
Fedora Core 8 will use relatime for all mounts.

description: updated
description: updated
ubuntu_demon (ubuntu-demon) wrote :

This bug is about using relatime for everyone.

A related bug about using relatime while using laptop-mode :
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/laptop-mode-tools/+bug/172301

description: updated
Tormod Volden (tormodvolden) wrote :

I guess this might call for a blueprint? It should be discussed with the kernel team also. Can you please write a blueprint specification, and then post on devel-discuss or kernel-team?

I for one would welcome this change.

Changed in util-linux:
status: New → Confirmed
Timo Aaltonen (tjaalton) wrote :

This was discussed briefly a while ago, and decided to use relatime by default, but I'm not sure if there was some installer component which lacked support.

Changed in util-linux:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-basicmethods - 38ubuntu1

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partman-basicmethods (38ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * When changing filesystem, set the default mount options to the contents
    of /lib/partman/mountoptions/${fs}_defaults if it exists (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 11:43:04 +0000

Changed in partman-basicmethods:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-partitioning - 54ubuntu3

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partman-partitioning (54ubuntu3) hardy; urgency=low

  * When creating a new filesystem, set the default mount options to the
    contents of /lib/partman/mountoptions/${fs}_defaults if it exists
    (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 13:15:28 +0000

Changed in partman-partitioning:
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-basicfilesystems - 56ubuntu3

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partman-basicfilesystems (56ubuntu3) hardy; urgency=low

  * Add Choices-C entries for mount options.
  * Default to mounting ext2 with relatime (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:15:18 +0000

Changed in partman-basicfilesystems:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-ext3 - 49ubuntu2

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partman-ext3 (49ubuntu2) hardy; urgency=low

  * Add Choices-C entries for mount options.
  * Default to mounting ext3 with relatime (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:16:59 +0000

Changed in partman-ext3:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-jfs - 25ubuntu1

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partman-jfs (25ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * Add Choices-C entries for mount options.
  * Default to mounting jfs with relatime (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:21:10 +0000

Changed in partman-jfs:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-reiserfs - 39ubuntu1

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partman-reiserfs (39ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * Add Choices-C entries for mount options.
  * Default to mounting reiserfs with relatime (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:22:36 +0000

Changed in partman-reiserfs:
status: New → Fix Released
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package partman-xfs - 35ubuntu1

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partman-xfs (35ubuntu1) hardy; urgency=low

  * Add Choices-C entries for mount options.
  * Default to mounting xfs with relatime (LP: #160450).

 -- Colin Watson <email address hidden> Tue, 04 Mar 2008 20:24:01 +0000

Changed in partman-xfs:
status: New → Fix Released
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