Posted Jul 21, 2006 13:53 UTC (Fri) by arjan
In reply to: inotify
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
gnome has a thing called "gamin" which abstracts the various inotify-like interfaces the different operating systems provide. At least IRIX provides a dnotify like thing, as does linux historically. And if the OS is unknown or has no method *gamin* goes to do the polling.
So there is quite reasonable infrastructure for this in gnome.. just it's not being used consistently
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