PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Andrew Benton b3nt at
Fri Apr 7 15:09:02 PDT 2006

Dan Nicholson wrote:
> Probably having newer kernel headers.  From gnome-vfs configure, it
> checks for linux/inotify.h or sys/inotify.h (from glibc-2.3.90+) to
> enable inotify.  This is what I got with l-l-h- and
> glibc-2.3.6:
>     FS monitor backends:         fam
> In that case, I'm guessing fam (gamin) is providing the notification.

Exactly right. It's worked for more than a year, it worked with FAM and 
it works with Gamin. If Gnome VFS can now use inotify directly it makes 
me wonder if Gamin is still needed.


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