Opened 11 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#4899 closed Enhancement (duplicate)

BSD's should have kqueue equiv. to inotify

Reported by: gvdl Owned by: gvdl
Priority: Normal Milestone: None Set
Component: Daemon Version: 2.51
Severity: Normal Keywords: patch-needed


On code inspection it seems that any OS that doesn't support notify for watching directories falls back to polling the directory for changes. It should be possible to use *BSD's kqueue infrastructure as a rough equivalent to inotify. Though not really, the OSX's implementation can tell you if a directory has changed but not which file within it, still at least we can at least stop polling.

Jordan I'm thinking of adding a lightweight thread to block on kqueue, then signal over to the main thread using a 'user' libevent. If it works it may be worth while investigating a similar implementation for inotify rather than the current block for one second solution.

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

  • Keywords patch-needed added

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by gvdl

  • Status changed from new to assigned

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jordan

gvdl, any news on this?

comment:4 Changed 10 years ago by jordan

gvdl, ping

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by mike.dld

I think this could be closed in favour of work in progress patch in #5663.

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by mike.dld

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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