Re: File monitor rewrite: Solaris (and other) help wanted
- Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:14:43 -0800
- From: Christian Hergert <christian@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: File monitor rewrite: Solaris (and other) help wanted
On 01/14/2015 02:00 PM, Ryan Lortie wrote:
> I'm making substantial modifications to the file monitoring system in
> GIO. I've gotten to the point where I feel comfortable pushing a branch
> that contains the main ideas:
> It's not even vaguely tested or stable and will probably crash under
> anything more than the most trivial of uses. Work will continue over
> the next days.
> The private API between GIO and the internal file monitor backends has
> changed substantially. See the commit message for details about that.
> This means that all of the backends will need non-trivial changes. I've
> already made the required modifications to the inotify backend. I plan
> to move next to the kqueue backend and I could probably even tackle the
> FAM and win32 backends myself.
> I have no means of testing changes to the 'fen' backend (Solaris).
> It would be awesome if someone with a Solaris box and some free time
> could port the fen backend to the new changes. If nobody comes forward,
> we will probably remove the backend.
I quickly read over the relevant commit message. I didn't see anything
alluding to the goal of the patch set. I'm sure there is a goal you have
Overhead reduction, performance related I assume?
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