[Samba] Performance issue on AIX when deleting files in adirectory with a large number of files

Jeremy Allison jra at samba.org
Fri May 12 01:03:46 GMT 2006

On Thu, May 11, 2006 at 08:39:13PM -0400, William Jojo wrote:
> Yep...you're right no F_NOTIFY defined in fcntl.h (that I can find).

Yes it's a linux only interface. It needs replacing in
Samba with inotify (already done for Samba4 - needs back-porting).

> Now, IBM claims they can do directory change notification in AIX Fast
> Connect. I wonder...

Well we can do directory change notification, we just potentially have to
scan the directory to do it without kernel support !


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