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#1 2005-08-31 07:10:14

alexthelion
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From: Switzerland
Registered: 2004-03-06
Posts: 117

2.6.13 and inotify

I don't have a /dev/inotify node when using 2.6.13-1 from testing. Can somebody help me there? I can see from the config file that inotify is enabled in the kernel build.

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#2 2005-08-31 10:40:29

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
Posts: 9,838

Re: 2.6.13 and inotify

inotify is not part of the vanilla kernel. You need to apply the inotify patch. You can do this on its own, or by using a patchset that includes inotify. Offhand, I don't know which patchsets have it - cko used to but it's now dead, archck does not, but you could always try asking iphitus nicely.  smile

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#3 2005-08-31 10:48:05

alexthelion
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From: Switzerland
Registered: 2004-03-06
Posts: 117

Re: 2.6.13 and inotify

As of 2.6.13 this is no longer true - it was merged into the standard kernel.

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#4 2005-08-31 14:11:46

tomk
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Registered: 2004-07-21
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Re: 2.6.13 and inotify

True - what a dumb post that was!

<Note to self - check FACTS before posting>

Anyway, in an attempt to recover a shred of dignity here, I have installed the same kernel 2.6.13 from testing, and also 2.6.13-archck1 from community. Both have inotify enabled, but both also fail to create /dev/inotify. inotify works fine with my own custom 2.6.12-cko2 build.

I think I'll roll my own 2.6.13 and see how that goes - not that I would expect that to make a particular difference, just that I'm used to doing my own kernels. By the time that's done, hopefully someone who knows  what they're talking about will join in.

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#5 2005-09-01 12:25:03

Thikasabrik
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Registered: 2004-02-23
Posts: 92

Re: 2.6.13 and inotify

inotify no longer uses a device node interface, but uses syscalls... so there won't be a /dev/inotify device. Programs using inotify need to be updated to the new interface (gamin was updated almost immediately).

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