- From: Jon Trowbridge <trow ximian com>
- To: Richard Boulton <richard tartarus org>
- Cc: Dashboard <dashboard-hackers gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Inotify
- Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2004 10:06:38 -0500
On Thu, 2004-10-07 at 15:52 +0100, Richard Boulton wrote:
> Perhaps the question I should ask is: if I implemented a patch providing
> a filesystem polling based substitute to inotify, would it be accepted?
> Assuming it had decent code quality, etc, of course.
I'd probably accept it such a patch if it was done cleanly, didn't
cripple things too badly, etc.
> What is the non-file-derivable metadata you refer to? ...
> If beagle is going to absolutely depend on such things,
> perhaps it does make a filesystem polling solution unworkable...
We plan to have beagle start tracking lots of extra metadata, like "file
'foo' was downloaded from web page http://www.bar.com". Obviously that
can't be derived just by inspecting foo, and that sort of information
should persist even if foo is renamed. Of course, none of this is
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