Howto receive fsnotify messages with libsmbclient.

Stef Bon stefbon at
Fri Sep 7 02:00:51 MDT 2012

So it hasn't been done yet. Are there plans to do that?


2012/9/3 Stef Bon <stefbon at>:
> Yes, I already thought that it requires some (major?) changes.
> Now it works without eventloop. When working with an eventloop, which
> is handled by the app, things are going to be totally different than
> the way things are
> now.
> If the eventloop is handled internally by libsmbclient however, it is
> not that a big change I think.
> But I do not have that great insight how libsmbclient works, so I
> maybe wrong here.
> The only thing required is a linking a callback defined by the app
> using libsmbclient to be called when
> a message is received from the server.
> Stef
> 2012/9/3 Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at>:
>> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 01:27:44PM +0200, Jelmer Vernooij wrote:
>>> On Mon, Sep 03, 2012 at 01:17:53PM +0200, Stef Bon wrote:
>>> > How is it possible to make a FUSE fs like mine read the socket/fd's
>>> > used in libsmbclient?
>>> > Jelmer said that using these fd's is not easy, since in theory the
>>> > fd's may break down temporarly,
>>> > and using them in a direct way is not the way libsmbclient is designed.
>>> To clarify what I meant; I'm not convinced it is a good idea (or
>>> necessary) to expose internals like fds to the user like this.
>>> Actually exposing them is probably not hard.
>> Agreed. Unfortunately I don't think there is a sane way to
>> do the changenotify calls using the exported libsmbclient
>> interface. We certainly do have the ability to do so using
>> the tevent_req API, but this is a layer below libsmbclient
>> and not exported publically. This is definitely something
>> that would be very nice to have, but it's just not done yet.
>> Sorry,
>> Volker
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