Re: [PATCH] gnome-vfs: Don't monitor read-only filesystems

On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 07:20:09PM +0200, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-04-07 at 19:09, Sriram Ramkrishna wrote:
> > On Wed, Apr 07, 2004 at 12:08:37PM +0200, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > > No, killing fam was enough.. Fam was maintaining an open fd on the cdrom
> > > drive. Killing it allows unmounting the drive.
> > > 
> > 
> > Fam needs to be a little smarter about this.  For instance, if there
> > was some way that it knows that an unmount request was sent to one
> > of it's open fd it should try to release it.  Or cdroms and usb storage
> > devices should be handled specially..
> This is the wrong solution. We should have a file notification kernel
> api that doesn't force you to have an open fd. And that doesn't totally
> suck ass.

I'd love a kernel level solution, but it's difficult to get the various
folks hacking on kernels to implement one.  It's not like we have an xdg 
equivalent for monolithic kernels.  It's possible to do this for Linux but
what about the rest?


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