Subject: Re: "knowing" when a file is available in a directory
To: Eric McWhorter <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Soren S. Jorvang <email@example.com>
Date: 10/06/1999 01:06:47
On Tue, Oct 05, 1999 at 03:49:59PM -0700, Eric McWhorter wrote:
> Polling some directory for a new file is out of the question. There
> are a number of userland solutions for producer consumer problems like
> this. I would like to avoid userland solutions if at all possible,
> Not being especially familiar with the NetBSD kernel, could someone
> tell me if there is a way to get some sort of notification in a
Sounds like what you want is something like the IRIX fam(3x).
I don't know of anything similar done for NetBSD, but given
the many things that are outside your control, polling the
ctime of the incoming directory seems like a comparatively
small evil to me.
Out of interest, what sort of products are you planning
to use NetBSD in?