RFC [PATCH]: ignore recurisve change notify

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Wed Apr 22 06:03:37 GMT 2009

On Tue, Apr 21, 2009 at 07:30:18AM -0700, Steven Danneman wrote:
> Using Isilon's kernel change notify module on a very deep directory
> structure can cause a significant slow down in the system.  This patch
> allows Samba to ignore recursive CN requests while still honoring
> non-recursive requests.  I could make this a custom parameter in the
> onefs.so module, but I'm guessing this problem can also apply to inotify
> and the stock Samba CN implementation.
> Any objections to adding this new parameter?

What about also modifying notify_internal not to handle the
big record? This would make it possible to "tune" only some
of the smbd's but leave others with the full recursive
record around.

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