Re: [RFC][PATCH 0/7] Mount, FS, Block and Keyrings notifications
From: Greg KH
Date: Wed May 29 2019 - 11:14:22 EST
On Wed, May 29, 2019 at 04:25:04PM +0200, Jan Kara wrote:
> > I am not asking that you implement fs_notify() before merging sb_notify()
> > and I understand that you have a use case for sb_notify().
> > I am asking that you show me the path towards a unified API (how a
> > typical program would look like), so that we know before merging your
> > new API that it could be extended to accommodate fsnotify events
> > where the final result will look wholesome to users.
> Are you sure we want to combine notification about file changes etc. with
> administrator-type notifications about the filesystem? To me these two
> sound like rather different (although sometimes related) things.
This patchset is looking to create a "generic" kernel notification
system, so I think the question is valid. It's up to the requestor to
ask for the specific type of notification.