Can't enable access times on NSS volumes once disabled.

  • 7008373
  • 14-Apr-2011
  • 27-Apr-2012


Novell NetWare 6.5 Support Pack 8


Once access times are disabled on a NSS volume, the command to enable access times does not work. 
NSS /atime=<VolumeName> returns "File Access Time unchanged on volume <VolumeName>..."


Fix has been made to ZLSS.NSS based on N65NSS8c patch. 
This has not yet been released.  Please contact Novell Technical support if needed. 

This is not an issue with Linux OES 2 NSS volumes. 

Additional Information

To duplicate the issue. 
1. NSS /noatime=<VolumeName>
2. Type NSS VOLUMES to show volume attributes.
Example of command results.  
DATA                    ACTIVE         Salvage
                                     No Access Time
3. NSS /atime=<VolumeName>  - this should enable access times on a given volume. 
Results: File Access Time unchanged on volume<VolumeName>...