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authorRobert Love <rml@novell.com>2005-07-12 17:06:03 -0400
committerLinus Torvalds <torvalds@g5.osdl.org>2005-07-12 20:38:38 -0700
commit0eeca28300df110bd6ed54b31193c83b87921443 (patch)
tree7db42d8a18d80eca538f5b7d25e0532b8fa38b85 /fs/attr.c
parentbd4c625c061c2a38568d0add3478f59172455159 (diff)
downloadlinux-linaro-stable-0eeca28300df110bd6ed54b31193c83b87921443.tar.gz
[PATCH] inotify
inotify is intended to correct the deficiencies of dnotify, particularly its inability to scale and its terrible user interface: * dnotify requires the opening of one fd per each directory that you intend to watch. This quickly results in too many open files and pins removable media, preventing unmount. * dnotify is directory-based. You only learn about changes to directories. Sure, a change to a file in a directory affects the directory, but you are then forced to keep a cache of stat structures. * dnotify's interface to user-space is awful. Signals? inotify provides a more usable, simple, powerful solution to file change notification: * inotify's interface is a system call that returns a fd, not SIGIO. You get a single fd, which is select()-able. * inotify has an event that says "the filesystem that the item you were watching is on was unmounted." * inotify can watch directories or files. Inotify is currently used by Beagle (a desktop search infrastructure), Gamin (a FAM replacement), and other projects. See Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt. Signed-off-by: Robert Love <rml@novell.com> Cc: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org> Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de> Signed-off-by: Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
Diffstat (limited to 'fs/attr.c')
-rw-r--r--fs/attr.c33
1 files changed, 4 insertions, 29 deletions
diff --git a/fs/attr.c b/fs/attr.c
index c3c76fe78346..b1796fb9e524 100644
--- a/fs/attr.c
+++ b/fs/attr.c
@@ -10,7 +10,7 @@
#include <linux/mm.h>
#include <linux/string.h>
#include <linux/smp_lock.h>
-#include <linux/dnotify.h>
+#include <linux/fsnotify.h>
#include <linux/fcntl.h>
#include <linux/quotaops.h>
#include <linux/security.h>
@@ -107,31 +107,8 @@ int inode_setattr(struct inode * inode, struct iattr * attr)
out:
return error;
}
-
EXPORT_SYMBOL(inode_setattr);
-int setattr_mask(unsigned int ia_valid)
-{
- unsigned long dn_mask = 0;
-
- if (ia_valid & ATTR_UID)
- dn_mask |= DN_ATTRIB;
- if (ia_valid & ATTR_GID)
- dn_mask |= DN_ATTRIB;
- if (ia_valid & ATTR_SIZE)
- dn_mask |= DN_MODIFY;
- /* both times implies a utime(s) call */
- if ((ia_valid & (ATTR_ATIME|ATTR_MTIME)) == (ATTR_ATIME|ATTR_MTIME))
- dn_mask |= DN_ATTRIB;
- else if (ia_valid & ATTR_ATIME)
- dn_mask |= DN_ACCESS;
- else if (ia_valid & ATTR_MTIME)
- dn_mask |= DN_MODIFY;
- if (ia_valid & ATTR_MODE)
- dn_mask |= DN_ATTRIB;
- return dn_mask;
-}
-
int notify_change(struct dentry * dentry, struct iattr * attr)
{
struct inode *inode = dentry->d_inode;
@@ -197,11 +174,9 @@ int notify_change(struct dentry * dentry, struct iattr * attr)
if (ia_valid & ATTR_SIZE)
up_write(&dentry->d_inode->i_alloc_sem);
- if (!error) {
- unsigned long dn_mask = setattr_mask(ia_valid);
- if (dn_mask)
- dnotify_parent(dentry, dn_mask);
- }
+ if (!error)
+ fsnotify_change(dentry, ia_valid);
+
return error;
}