Re: [RFC/PATCH] inotify -- a dnotify replacement

On Tue, 2004-05-11 at 12:52, nf wrote:
> I would even claim, that simple polling ("stat"-ing) the filesystem for
> changes is more efficient in 95% of the cases, than all this dnotify,
> fam, etc... stuff.

Do you have any idea how many files GNOME is watching?  Every file in
your open Nautilus windows, plus the desktop, plus every .desktop file
in your panel menu.  Stat-ing that lot would be seriously slow, and
rather intense.

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