patch not updating atime

Joerg Sonnenberger joerg at
Tue Jul 12 08:07:11 PDT 2005

On Mon, Jul 11, 2005 at 11:08:31PM -0700, Matthew Dillon wrote:
>     Even more to the point, its taking it directly from the VM page
>     cache, the filesystem is not touched at all.
>     I think the standards allow us to update the atime at munmap() time,
>     but I haven't investigated how best to implement such a thing in the
>     kernel.  We might have to add a new VOP API call.

This discussion is covered in great detail on the NetBSD tech-pkg list.
Everyone interested in this should take a look there :-)


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