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Re: [PATCH] tail should dereference watched file

From: Pádraig Brady
Subject: Re: [PATCH] tail should dereference watched file
Date: Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:01:05 +0000
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On 09/16/2013 11:11 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
> On 09/15/2013 10:43 PM, Bernhard Voelker wrote:
>> On 09/15/2013 08:58 PM, Pádraig Brady wrote:
>>> True. Perhaps we should revert to polling for symlinks?
>> That seems to be the safest way, yes.
> Though we'd have to be careful to handle the case
> where a file was replaced with a symlink.

Hopefully the attached fixes up the common case of this,
and diagnose the edge case where a (missing) file appears
as a symlink, during inotify processing.


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