Re: [gamin] Tty to port gamin to Solaris

Hi Daniel etc all,

Could anyone like to give any comments on my question:

What's the significant difference between FAM and Gamin? From the website I can see Gamin do some optimization on FAM, I am thinking why we not putback these fix to FAM, instead of developing a new Gamin?

We have a new kernel support, File Events Notification API, ready at Solaris, seems we can do the port, and is there any other pre-requisites to make Gamin run at other OS?

Can Gamin support thin-client environment? e.g. SunRay.


Henry Zhang 写道:
Hi Daniel,

Daniel Veillard 写道:
On Mon, Mar 12, 2007 at 06:09:03PM +0800, Henry Zhang wrote:
Hi experts,

I am thinking to port Gamin or FAM to Solaris, I am just starting now,
but I find this on the website: "At this point Gamin is fairly tied to
Linux, portability is not a primary goal at this stage ", I am not sure
if we have done some work in current Gamin relative with porting to
Solaris? (From the Gamin news, I find this "fix build
with Sun's compiler(James Andrewartha)".)

And is there any pre-requisites for porting Gamin?

Is it possible to run Gamin in Sun Ray?
  Gamin tries to use kernel support to detect file changes. So it is tied
to the underlying kernel (or fallback to polling), it works on some BSD because
support was added, it may work on Solaris, but it's likely to be far from
optimal unless special support for that kernel is added.

Currently, a new kernel support, File Events Notification API, have been implemented at Solaris, and will integreted into Solairs recently, that's the reason I try to think port Gamin, so I think the kernel support maybe not big problem at the moment, (if it can fully support Gamin, I need to verify when try to port Gamin).

And currently my concern is if Gamin can run with our SunRay, and is there any special pre-requisites for building/run Gamin?


Henry Zhang
JDS Software Development, OPG

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