Re: [gamin] gamin /media/* polling and inotify

On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 10:23 -0500, John McCutchan wrote:
> On Mon, 2005-03-07 at 09:30 -0500, Brandon Hale wrote:
> > In my testing, it appears that the recent polling changes in gamin have
> > solved the issues with /media/* and /mnt/* using dnotify. However, using
> > an inotify .19/.20 kernel, it appears that polling is not used and we
> > see the same bugs as before. Clues would be appreciated, I'll follow up
> > soon with testgam results.
> inotify should never block unmount, are you sure it isn't something
> else?

The problems I experience without falling back to polling aren't related
to unmount blockage. A few Gnome bits watch this directory (via gamin,
fam) for new devices. In particular, drivemount-applet and nautilus show
new devices as they are discovered in /media.  This now works with gamin
and dnotify. However, it still fails to work as expected using inotify.
As no one here has an immediate clue, I intend to look at the dnotify
vs. inotify code and see if perhaps the polling fallback for /media/*
and /mnt/* was not copied to the inotify backend.

Brandon Hale

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