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[Popcon-developers] Bug#298760: popularity-contest: Gives inaccurate information when disk is mounted with noatime option

On Thu, Aug 04, 2005 at 04:58:53PM -0500, Nathan Stratton Treadway wrote:
> The issue is that all the atime values fall in a short range (e.g. 
> 1108386315 - 1108384615 = 1700 sec < 30 minutes) and occur just before
> the runtime of popularity-contest itself.
> So, my point is that if you add special handling for the noatime case,
> you might want to also handle the "atimes are all too close together"
> problem at the same time.

I should have spelled out that the side-effect of this range of atimes
is that ALL packages with valid files are considered "recently used";
none of them ever get tagged as OLD (or anything else; they are left

I guess this situation is the exact opposite of that caused by noatime
partitions, which cause packages to get marked as OLD even when they are
being used.

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