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SubjectRe: fanotify - overall design before I start sending patches
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On Mon, 2009-07-27 at 20:23 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> Andreas Dilger wrote:
> > On Jul 25, 2009 01:29 +0100, Jamie Lokier wrote:
> > > Eric Paris wrote:

> What's wrong with fanotify-using applications generating events when
> they modify files themselves?
>
> An example was given where app A gets an event and modifies the file,
> then app B gets an event and modifies the file, and app A... cycling.

No the example was the 'open' which the kernel does on behalf of the
listener. I'm thinking now I should only exclude

OPEN
OPEN_PERM
ACCESS_PERM

as those are the only 3 event types I can see deadlock/recursion
problems with.



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