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SubjectRe: fanotify - overall design before I start sending patches

On Fri, Jul 24, 2009 at 10:44:01PM +0100, Jamie Lokier ( wrote:
> > No, I will NOT EVER pass a pathname. Period. End of story. I stated
> > the if userspace wants to deal with pathnames (and they understand the
> > system setup well enough to know if pathnames even make sense to them)
> > they can use readlink(2) on /proc/self/fd
> That makes sense.
> In most cases where events trigger userspace cache or index updates,
> userspace already has enough information to calculate the path (and
> any derived data) from the inode number (in the case of non-hard-link
> files) or from the inode number of the parent directory and the name
> (not full path).

Except that rlimits may forbid to open new file descriptor while queue
length is enough to put another event with the full or partial path

I will read initial mail next, but if it is not described there, how
rlimit problem is handled?

Evgeniy Polyakov

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