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Re: inotify, etc

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 07:34:34 +0100

Greg Stein wrote:
> Even without the edit cmd, the status command will be very fast. We
> won't have to open multiple 'entries' files. Basically, just a bunch
> of stat() calls.
>
> That said, the idea of a monitoring daemon is really cool. Project for
> post-WC-ng, me thinks.

Well yes and no. In many ways a monitoring daemon is a horrible idea. It
needs to keep running /all/ the time to be of any use at all (99% hit
rate is not acceptable), and implies development and production costs
that don't really seem reasonable given the problem it's trying to solve.

Far better to optimize directory crawling. It can't be /that/ hard --
see how Picasa does it, for example.

-- Brane

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