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Re: [fam] fam / imon linux 2.4.10

To: Nathan Thompson-Amato <nathan.thompson-amato@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: [fam] fam / imon linux 2.4.10
From: Alex Larsson <alexl@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 10 Oct 2001 15:52:26 -0400 (EDT)
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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.

/ Alex

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