- From: Michael Koby <michael koby gmail com>
- To: Robert Love <rml novell com>
- Cc: dashboard-hackers gnome org
- Subject: Re: Inotify
- Date: Thu, 7 Oct 2004 12:10:16 -0500
I use Gentoo Linux so I had to patch my kernel. I got it working though.
On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 21:12:46 -0400, Robert Love <rml novell com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-10-06 at 20:00 -0500, Michael Koby wrote:
> Hi, Michael.
> > I assume this is due to my possible lack of having inotify installed.
> > Unfortunatly I'm pretty new to some of this and I don't know exactly
> > what inotify is and I can't seem to find in my kernel .config file.
> > Could someone please be kind enough to educate me as to what exactly
> > inotify is and how to get it installed properly. The only info I find
> > on the thing is a few patches here and there, but nothing really
> > expalintory as to what it is and how to go about installing it
> > correctly (not really into screwing up my kernel).
> Inotify is a kernel feature that is currently not in the mainline
> kernel, so you have to apply it as a patch.
> We can help you with this. This is what we train for.
> The first question is, do you compile your own kernel or use a
> prepackaged kernel from your distribution?
> If the latter, simply mosey on over to
> and download the patch, apply it, enable CONFIG_INOTIFY, and recompile.
> Since you mentioned checking your .config, I presume this is not too
> foreign. If it is, holler and we can help.
> If you use your vendor's kernel, then we can help, but currently only if
> you use SUSE. If you use SUSE 9.x or SLES9, kernels are available at
> Simply install that and off you go.
> If you use something else, then I do not know of any inotify kernel
> packages, but with luck someone will build some soon.
> Robert Love
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A: None, Bill Gates just redefines darkness as the new standard.
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