Re: New module proposal: tracker

Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Tue, 18.08.09 13:05, Martyn Russell (martyn lanedo com) wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> So we recently polled the tracker mailing list to make sure the core  
>> developers and others interested had an opinion on GNOME module  
>> inclusion for Tracker. You can see the thread here:
>> The response was positive. So I would like to propose Tracker as a new  
>> GNOME module.
> Hmm. The beef I have with Tracker (and Beagle fwiw) is that they build
> something on infrastructure that currently is not good enough
> to sustain it: inotify. inotify is simply not suitable for recursively
> watching $HOME, but Tracker tries that nonetheless. And that is a big
> big failure, it should not do that.

> Or in short: just f*ing fix the kernel first.

So we discussed this at the kernel-fixing-bof at GCDS. IIRC we basically
decided that being able to have a recursive inotify with a new flag was
the best option. Matthew Garrett was planning on taking the issues that
we discussed to the kernel developers, so I'm ccing him here for his input.


Rob Taylor, Codethink Ltd. -

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