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The fanotify API

The fanotify API

Posted Jul 2, 2009 9:13 UTC (Thu) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Parent article: The fanotify API

*Finally* we can write efficient indexers and a non-disk-bashing locate(1)
that doesn't rely on weird kernel hacks (was it rlocate that used a custom
*LSM*, of all things, to trap file creations?)

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The fanotify API

Posted Jul 2, 2009 20:44 UTC (Thu) by anton (subscriber, #25547) [Link]

Yes, the version of rlocate for Linux-2.6 used an LSM to be able to track changes to the file system. The Linux-2.4 version used a more direct approach, but that had been blocked in 2.6. AFAIK since 2.6.24 even the LSM approach no longer works.

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