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Re: "Stateless Linux" project



On Sat, Oct 02, 2004 at 12:55:35AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Sep 2004 00:43, "Bryan K. Wright" <bryan ayesha phys Virginia EDU> 
> wrote:
> > 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?

  The problem is rather that it requires to open all the directories containing
said file and keep them open until monitoring is not needed anymore.
Inotify kernel support should fix this.

Daniel

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