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Re: "Stateless Linux" project

On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 00:43, "Bryan K. Wright" <bryan ayesha phys Virginia EDU> 
> Another possible user-space option would be something based on SGI::FAM.

We are moving away from FAM for security reasons.  Giving all user processes 
access to a daemon running with read access to all files on disk is not 
something that we desire.

Also doesn't dnotify etc take significant amounts of RAM when monitoring large 
numbers of files?

> Moving out of user space, and requiring some of development, you
> could have the kernel's VFS layer generate a notice, maybe via DBUS,
> whenever a file changes.  It'd be nice to be able to turn this on only

This has some awkward possibilities.  I can imagine DBUS changing a file, 
causing a notification which then makes DBUS change a file...

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