PAM (from D-Bus/HAL discussion)

Jürg Billeter j at bitron.ch
Fri Apr 7 15:15:51 PDT 2006


On Fre, 2006-04-07 at 23:09 +0100, Andrew Benton wrote:
> 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-2.6.12.0 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.

inotify only works with local filesystems, FAM works with nfs - if
correctly setup.

Jürg




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