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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:
> 
>   https://git.gnome.org/browse/glib/log/?h=wip/mount-watcher
> 
> 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
in mind?

Overhead reduction, performance related I assume?

-- Christian

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