Re: [patch] inotify.

From: Christoph Hellwig
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 12:56:00 EST

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:07:38PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:
> Sorry to bring up a topic that should have been settled a long time ago.
> I found that the interface consisting of
> - open a handle
> - add a file descriptor with an event mask to handle
> - remove a file/watch descriptor from handle
> - wait on handle, get events
> - close handle
> in inotify is _very_ similar to how epoll is represented to user
> space. Is there a good reason that epoll is a set of syscalls while
> inotify is a character device, or is one of them simply wrong?

It's because Robert and John insist on their horrible interface and
simply ignore any feedback on how to do a better one.
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