Windows Explorer dir refresh and change notifications

Volker Lendecke vl at
Tue Nov 8 12:20:59 UTC 2016

On Tue, Nov 08, 2016 at 02:15:29PM +0200, Uri Simchoni wrote:
> This is peculiar because in this case, change-notify doesn't work even
> for an all-samba case, where the inotify doesn't work. I would think
> this is covered by messaging, unless there's an optimization that avoids
> messaging because inotify should do it.

Have you tried "kernel change notify = no" for the all-samba case?
This would of course cut you off from the locally-generated events.

In case you have a fuse file system your fuse daemon could send the event
notifications directly to the notifyd via messaging. This is something
I've planned for, but as neither Ganesha nor anybody else is interested,
there is no LGPL-API available yet that would do it. It would be a
trivial wrapper around the sendmsg call with a simple encoding.


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