Re: [gamin] How to monitor a directory tree.

On Wed, May 18, 2005 at 07:31:14PM +0800, Arnault Teissier wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm sorry to come out with a question like that, but I cannot manage to
> find a way to monitor a full directory tree. I could of course, asked to
> monitor avery directories and subdirectories, but I wonder there is no
> better way with the standard API.

  there is no way to do this directly from the API. You have to watch every

> And if I do so, i would know if I
> could bypass the limitation of 1024 monitored directory by using
> inotify.

  inotify and polling are the only way to bypass the kernel imposed dnotify
limitation on the number of open file descriptors.


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