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Posted Nov 2, 2010 13:21 UTC (Tue) by willy (subscriber, #9762)
Parent article: KS2010: Core kernel vision

I wrote dnotify and I didn't ask for it to be included!

It actually works pretty well for its sole user (Samba). Unfortunately, because the desktop file manager people wouldn't respond when I asked them for feedback on the API, it turned out to be useless for them, and so we got inotify.

Moral: when a kernel hacker asks you for feedback on an API, take them seriously, or you may be responsible for a giant fuckup.

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