Re: [Nautilus-list] Re: IMON in mainstream Linux kernel?

On Thu, Jun 14, 2001 at 02:48:10PM -0400, Alex Larsson wrote:
> On Thu, 14 Jun 2001, Ian McKellar wrote:
> > The Linux 2.4 dnotify API is much much simpler than FAM. It simply tells you
> > if something in a monitored directory has changed.
> It also fails if there are multiple hard links to a file, and you're
> watching it in a directory other than the one it is changed in.
> Al Viro had various other complaints about it's semantics too.

And worst of all, it uses SIGIO!!!!

Which means we'll need to write an external monitoring process that sends
events to a fd :-(


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