Re: [patch] inotify.

From: Robert Love
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 19:58:39 EST

On Sat, 2005-06-18 at 02:05 +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> An explanation along the lines of "neither ioctl on cdev nor a syscall
> based approach is made everyone happy, so we decided to stick with the
> one that is already used" might give a little more insight.

I will add exactly this to the FAQ, thank you.

I suspect this is the situation that /dev/epoll faced, although in the
case of epoll, the opening the device did not have any real significance
(you would generally not restrict access and you would only open the
device once).

Robert Love

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