[CentOS] Any downside to mount -o noatime?

Fri Feb 11 01:41:28 UTC 2022
Joshua Kramer <joskra42.list at gmail.com>

You may get just as much SSD "savings" by putting /var/log and /tmp into a
RAM disk.  I do this with all of my Raspberry Pi's, since SD cards burn
through pretty quickly, and I have several that haven't had their SD cards
replaced in a couple years.

On Wed, Feb 9, 2022 at 5:10 PM Kenneth Porter <shiva at sewingwitch.com> wrote:

> I'd like to reduce the wear-and-tear on my SSDs and eliminate the
> unnecessary metadata writes on my backup media that only slow down the
> backup process. So I want to add noatime to all my mounts. Is there any
> downside to this?
> At one time I remember atime being useful for tmpwatch, which removes
> files
> in /tmp that haven't been accessed in a week or two. But I can live
> without
> that feature.
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