Re: [2.6.16-rc6-m1 PATCH] Connector: Filesystem Events Connectortry 2

From: Andrew Morton
Date: Thu Mar 16 2006 - 18:53:10 EST

Yi Yang <yang.y.yi@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> This new patch is update for last patch, it removes spinlock and
> makes include/linux/fsnotify.h more clean when CONFIG_FS_EVENTS=n,
> it also reformats some too long lines so that they are less than 80
> columns.
> This patch implements a new connector, Filesystem Event Connector,
> the user can monitor filesystem activities via it, currently, it
> can monitor access, attribute change, open, create, modify, delete,
> move and close of any file or directory.
> Every filesystem event will include tgid, uid and gid of the process
> which triggered this event, process name, file or directory name
> operated by it.

That would seem to have some privacy implications...

I'd expect that all the info which is needed can be obtained via syscall

I don't recall having seen demand for this feature before. For what reason
is it needed? What is the application?
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