noatime option for partitions other than root;

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siddhu...@gmail.com

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Dec 31, 2018, 4:53:04 AM12/31/18
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Hi,

In the SSD optimization page (https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.com/p/ssd.html), in the Section7 for noatime option you have mentioned clearly what to do for root partition and just said to do the same for other Linux partitions except swap. In my case the other linux partitions are /boot/efi partition and /home partition. In both these cases the <options> field is a different than the example that you have shown for root partition. See below

/boot/efi
unmask=0077

/home
defaults

Now for root partition you have mentioned to do the below

/
noatime,errors=remount-ro

However, I have read on the some other blogs that it needs to be done differently, atleast for the partitions with <options> field set to defaults, as in the case of my /home partition. See edited setting below.

/home
defaults,noatime

I have also read in some other forums that defaults is just a placeholder and that we can replace it with noatime altogether. I am not sure about this. Also, for the /boot/efi partition I am not sure.

So, I am going ahead with defaults,noatime for /home , no changes for /boot/efi and noatime,errors=remount-ro for root partition as you suggested. Fingers crossed, since this is production system.

Sid

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Dec 31, 2018, 5:05:58 AM12/31/18
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The /boot/efi partition shouldn't get the noatime parameter. So you did right not to do that. I've clarified the text in my how-to a bit. Thanks for reporting this!

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