Re: [patch] inotify.

From: Chris Wedgwood
Date: Fri Jun 17 2005 - 20:53:26 EST

On Fri, Jun 17, 2005 at 07:07:38PM +0200, Arnd Bergmann wrote:

> 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?

Tangentially inotify does some of what the DMAPI interface(s) want to
do (albeit somewhat simpler). It would seem since DMAPI in it's
current incarnation won't "go away and die[1]" it might be worth
considering how much overlap there is.

[1] More than one fs has this out-of-tree and people are using it in
various forms.
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