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Re: inotify, etc

From: David Glasser <glasser_at_davidglasser.net>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 2008 10:49:52 -0700

On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Branko ╚ibej <brane_at_xbc.nu> wrote:
> 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.

I don't believe that FSEvents on Mac OS X 10.5 needs a daemon.


David Glasser | glasser@davidglasser.net | http://www.davidglasser.net/
Received on 2008-10-27 18:50:06 CET

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