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

From: John McCutchan
Date: Mon May 10 2004 - 17:42:50 EST

On Mon, 2004-05-10 at 18:31, Davide Libenzi wrote:
> On Mon, 10 May 2004, John McCutchan wrote:
> > > 3) dnotify cannot easily watch changes for a directory hierarchy
> >
> > People don't seem to really care about this one. Alexander Larsson has
> > said he doesn't care about it. It might be nice to add in the future.
> Please excuse my ignorance, but who is Alexander Larsson? A dnotify
> replacement that does not have the ability to watch for a hierarchy is
> pretty much useless. Or do you want to drop thousands of single watches to
> accomplish that?

Alexander Larsson is the maintainer of nautilus, gnome-vfs and I think
the dnotify patch for fam. He made a post to l-k a month or two ago
about why he doesn't care about it. I do plan on adding this feature in
the near future though.


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