Bug 129407 - USB Flash devices should be mounted noatime
USB Flash devices should be mounted noatime
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kudzu (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-08-08 03:09 EDT by Paul Cassell
Modified: 2014-03-16 22:47 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-26 14:10:02 EDT
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Description Paul Cassell 2004-08-08 03:09:23 EDT
Description of problem:
I might be mistaken, but I think the usb thumb/flash drives should be
mounted noatime by default to cut down on writes so that the life of
the flash device isn't cut short.  I know that they come formatted to
vfat by default, but mounting with the atime option still causes the
files timestamp field to be updated.

Currently with kudzu and hotplug, usb flash drives are mounted with
these options.

noauto,owner,kudzu 0 0

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1.Plug in USB Flash drive

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Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2004-08-10 12:21:16 EDT
Cc'ing the implementor of updfstab replacement, for his future use as
Comment 2 John (J5) Palmieri 2004-08-10 14:06:15 EDT
cc'ing the real implementor of the updfstab replacement ;-)  This
should be trivial to add to fstab-sync.
Comment 3 Matthew Miller 2005-04-26 12:23:35 EDT
Fedora Core 2 is now maintained by the Fedora Legacy project for
security updates only. If this problem is a security issue, please
reopen and reassign to the Fedora Legacy product. If it is not a
security issue and hasn't been resolved in the current FC3 updates or
in the FC4 test release, reopen and change the version to match.
Comment 4 Bill Nottingham 2005-04-26 14:10:02 EDT
This is now handled by HAL and fstab-sync in later releases. As such, updfstab
is unlikely to be modified.

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