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    SubjectRe: fanotify - overall design before I start sending patches
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    On Mon, 2009-08-03 at 12:23 -0400, Christoph Hellwig wrote:
    > Before we get started: You promised yo get rid of the dnotify and
    > inotify fields in the inode when moving over those two to fsnotify.
    > While the dnotify fields are gone the inotify_watches and inotify_mutex
    > fields are still around. I'd really like to see this done before we
    > move on.

    In linux-next you will find that those fields are completely unused and
    the kernel can be compiled without them with 0 lose of functionality
    (they are still used in linus's kernel by the audit system)

    The only reason I didn't remove them entirely is because the inotify
    kernel interface is EXPORT_SYMBOL. I plan to leave it around for a
    little bit until I'm sure out of tree users don't exist or at least had
    enough time to realize they need to use fsnotify.

    For all situations I know of at least, those 2 fields can be safely
    compiled out. (aka !CONFIG_INOTIFY)

    -Eric



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