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

On 14Jun2001 12:23PM (+0800), Ian McKellar wrote:
> 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 :-(

Despite the lame semantics, I think it would make the most sense to
try to make FAM support it, rather than writing a new and different
daemon process.



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