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KernelTrap: Replacing dnotify With inotify

Sep 19, 2004, 06:00 (0 Talkback[s])


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"John McCutchan released version 0.9 of his inotify patch against the kernel. His detailed explanation of the patch begins:

"'Inotify is designed as a replacement for dnotify. The key difference's are that inotify does not require the file to be opened to watch it, when you are watching something with inotify it can go away (if path is unmounted) and you will be sent an event telling you it is gone and events are delivered over a fd not by using signals.'

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