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SubjectRe: Using get_cwd inside a module.
On Nov 22, 2003  10:15 +0000, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
> On Sat, Nov 22, 2003 at 10:33:34AM +0100, Juergen Hasch wrote:
> > Dnotify doesn't return the file names that changed, changedfiles does.
> > I've looked into this, because Samba would benefit from such a functionality.
> >
> > So maybe it would be possible to teach dnotify to return file names
> > (e.g. using netlink) ?
> Well, you can't return filenames. There's no unique path to a give
> file.

Since the caller is already watching a specific directory, it doesn't
need to know the full pathname, just the inode number that changed.
Then Samba et. al. could do an inode->name(s) lookup on the directory.

Cheers, Andreas
Andreas Dilger

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