[lug] atime in Fedora 8?

Kevin Fenzi kevin at scrye.com
Tue Mar 18 12:53:38 MDT 2008

On Tue, 18 Mar 2008 10:02:16 -0600
jeffrey.haemer at gmail.com ("Jeffrey Haemer") wrote:

> How do I turn on atime out of Fedora 8?  I've tried two things that I
> think should work
>   chattr -A filename
> and
>   mount -o atime,remount /
> but executing an executable no longer seems to change its atime.
> Neither, for that matter, does cat on the file itself.
> If I can't turn on atime, can anyone tell me how to tell when a file
> was last executed?
> (For example, if I want to find out whether "rpm -q" is executing
> "/usr/lib/rpm/rpmq", I'd normally do "rpm -q; ls
> -ul /usr/lib/rpm/rpmq")
> This all seems to work fine on Ubuntu, but not on Fedora 8.  And yes,
> "rpm -q" does execute "/usr/lib/rpm/rpmq" -- but I do feel odd using
> a Debian distro to answer questions about the "Red Hat Package
> Manager."  :-)

By default Fedora 8 uses the 'relatime' mount option... 



Basically the atime only gets updated if the mtime or ctime were
updated since the last atime update. 

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