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Re: inotify, etc

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: Tue, 28 Oct 2008 00:44:04 +0100

David Glasser wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 11:34 PM, Branko Čibej <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.

It needs *something* to update the WC metadata. Call it daemon or
callback or trigger, same difference.

-- Brane

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