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Re: GSoC 2011 project proposal [Add kqueue support to GIO]

On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 4:44 PM, Benny Siegert <> 
> [removing tech-kern@]
> On Tue, Mar 29, 2011 at 11:41, Julio Merino <> wrote:
>>>   2. [probably] Userspace inotify-over-kqueue library sources;
>> Elaborate on how you think this library should be distributed.  I.e.
>> as a separate software package, or bundled right into NetBSD.  Each
>> approach has its advantages/disadvantages, and you should explain what
>> these are in the proposal.
> If I may chime in: other BSDs (FreeBSD, OpenBSD, MirBSD) might also be
> interested in this part as they also have kqueue. (I for one would
> readily take this for MirBSD.) Please try to keep this in mind.
> The same goes for the GIO patches. In the configure, test if kqueue is
> present and not only if the OS is NetBSD.

Yes please, we will also benefit from it in OpenBSD. And it will be welcomed,
given how gamin kqueue() backend is reliable... so thanks for volunteering!


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