On Wed, 10 Oct 2001, Nathan Thompson-Amato wrote:
> Alex Larsson wrote:
> > Why do people continue to work on the imon patch? In what way do you think
> > the current Linux directory notification is inadequate? (Except being a
> > horrible interface, but that is all hidden by fam.)
> I didn't even know FAM supported dnotify. Is code for this in the official
> releases, or is there just a patch available? The gist of the webpage
> seems to be that IMON and polling are viable options but that hacking
> dnotify support into FAM can't happen without breaking interfaces and/or
> introducing a few more-or-less unfixable bugs. Have things changed?
It's just a patch. There has been no new fam releases for a long time. If
you want a working fam + dnotify, the easiest way is to use the fam
package from rawhide. If you don't run an xinetd + rpm based system,
get the SRPM and apply the patches from it.
Source code, list archive, and docs: http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/
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