[FS] New monitor framework in 2.6.10?

From: Stephan Menzel
Date: Mon Nov 15 2004 - 05:14:27 EST


i'm maintaining a kernel patch which is monitoring file system activity
underneath a special directory tree and reporting occuring events via a
character device to userland where it is processed.
Right now, this patch works via a number of hooks in fs/read-write.c and
This is not really efficient at the moment because this way I get an event for
any written block and not per file which can slow things down a lot.
A couple of days ago I heard rumours about a new feature in 2.6.10 which will
be exactly for this kind of purpose. Some kind of monitor frameworks that can
generate events for all sorts of things. Sorry, I don't know any more about
Is that true?
Would that be suitable for my task?
And where can I get information about it?


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