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authorRobert Love <rml@novell.com>2005-07-12 17:06:03 -0400
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-12 20:38:38 -0700
commit0eeca28300df110bd6ed54b31193c83b87921443 (patch)
tree7db42d8a18d80eca538f5b7d25e0532b8fa38b85 /fs/open.c
parentbd4c625c061c2a38568d0add3478f59172455159 (diff)
[PATCH] inotify
inotify is intended to correct the deficiencies of dnotify, particularly its inability to scale and its terrible user interface: * dnotify requires the opening of one fd per each directory that you intend to watch. This quickly results in too many open files and pins removable media, preventing unmount. * dnotify is directory-based. You only learn about changes to directories. Sure, a change to a file in a directory affects the directory, but you are then forced to keep a cache of stat structures. * dnotify's interface to user-space is awful. Signals? inotify provides a more usable, simple, powerful solution to file change notification: * inotify's interface is a system call that returns a fd, not SIGIO. You get a single fd, which is select()-able. * inotify has an event that says "the filesystem that the item you were watching is on was unmounted." * inotify can watch directories or files. Inotify is currently used by Beagle (a desktop search infrastructure), Gamin (a FAM replacement), and other projects. See Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt. Signed-off-by: Robert Love <rml@novell.com> Cc: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/open.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/open.c3
1 files changed, 2 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/fs/open.c b/fs/open.c
index 3f4a4286fdc4..32bf05e2996d 100644
--- a/fs/open.c
+++ b/fs/open.c
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/file.h>
#include <linux/smp_lock.h>
#include <linux/quotaops.h>
-#include <linux/dnotify.h>
+#include <linux/fsnotify.h>
#include <linux/module.h>
#include <linux/slab.h>
#include <linux/tty.h>
@@ -951,6 +951,7 @@ asmlinkage long sys_open(const char __user * filename, int flags, int mode)
put_unused_fd(fd);
fd = PTR_ERR(f);
} else {
+ fsnotify_open(f->f_dentry);
fd_install(fd, f);
}
}

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