Het real path of a share.

Volker Lendecke Volker.Lendecke at SerNet.DE
Thu Feb 14 02:31:07 MST 2013

On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 10:20:58AM +0100, Stef Bon wrote:
> 2013/2/14 Volker Lendecke <Volker.Lendecke at sernet.de>:
> > On Thu, Feb 14, 2013 at 09:34:43AM +0100, Stef Bon wrote:
> >> but it is commented out since it does not work with inotify.
> >> I've contacted kernel developers about this, but they have something against
> >> inotify: a "don't use it" attitude.
> >
> > Oh, inotify is deprecated? Do you have a publically
> > accessible reference to that?
> >
> See:
> http://www.spinics.net/lists/linux-fsdevel/msg51115.html
> This was in a thread started by me suggesting to add netlink messages
> when a inotify watch has been added or removed.
> Their attitude is only about inotify in combination with network
> flesystems I guess.

Ok, thanks! Quoting:

> Passing the pathname is *hopeless* here.  And IMNSHO so's
> relying on inotify in general - it's not a general-purpose
> API and any program relying on it being usable on an
> arbitrary part of tree is buggy.

That's indeed strong language. Lets see when it's going away


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