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    SubjectRe: inotify and /proc?
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    On Thursday 21 June 2007, C. Scott Ananian wrote:
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    > I'd like to make a read-only /proc file which supports inotify -- that
    > is, the kernel can send change notifications to userland via the
    > inotify mechanism.  I've found fsnotify_modify() (in
    > include/linux/fsnotify.h) which seems to do what I want, but it takes
    > a struct dentry * -- how can I get a dentry from a struct
    > proc_dir_entry and increment its ref count to keep it around?  Any
    > help would be appreciated.  Thanks!

    It sounds a little fishy to want that in the first place. If we wanted
    inotify on /proc, it should work on all files I guess, but that's
    an immense amount of work.

    What file are you talking about in particular?
    Why does it have to be in /proc?
    Why not use another notification mechanism -- blocking read(), poll(),
    uevent, ...?

    Arnd <><
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