Posted Jul 22, 2006 9:51 UTC (Sat) by drag
In reply to: inotify
Parent article: OLS: On how user space sucks
I am sure that it's worth complaining about... but it's a lot better then the 'famd' it replaced!
For instance with famd if I had mount point or something like that in my home directory then it would crap out if I tried to go more then 2 directories deep. And basicly cause anything to do with gnome that concernes files (nautilus mostly)
With gamin there is no problem.
I think that a huge part of the problem we have with performance on Linux desktop nowadays is that everybody was scrambling to get just the basics in place and everything more or less working.
Hal/Dbus/X.org/inotify(and it's userspace helpers)/desktop search stuff/udev.. etc etc. All of it is thrown together and made to 'make it just work'.
Now it seems that the push is going towards making 'make it work well'. Filling out the blanks, improving performance. That sort of thing.
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