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    SubjectRe: fanotify - overall design before I start sending patches
    Pavel Machek wrote:
    > On Wed 2009-08-05 17:46:16, Tvrtko Ursulin wrote:
    >> On Wednesday 05 August 2009 03:05:34 Pavel Machek wrote:

    >> Just to make sure you haven't missed this - it is not that they have to
    >> complete the whole operation before the timeout period (since you mention
    >> realtime/mlock I suspect this is what you think?), but _during_ the operation
    >> they have to show that they are active by sending something like keep alive
    >> messages.
    >> Or you are worried about failing to meet even that on a loaded system? There
    >> has to be something like this otherwise hung userspace client would kill the
    >> whole system.
    > Of course, I'm worried about failing to meet this on loaded
    > system. And the fact that I _have_ to worry about that means that
    > interface is ugly/broken.

    You mean that in 5 seconds, you won't have any point when you can tell
    the kernel, "I'm still working"?

    Douglas Leeder

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