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Re: Clarification about auto-revert-mode and inotify

From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: Re: Clarification about auto-revert-mode and inotify
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:34:40 +0300

> From: Dima Kogan <address@hidden>
> Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:59:29 -0700
> Cc: address@hidden
> > Indeed, IIUC the current auto-revert-mode implementation only uses the
> > file-notification code to reduce the amount of polling, but the revert
> > itself is still only performed from the 5s timer.
> >
> > I don't think there's a strong technical reason for that,
> OK.
> I'm attaching a prototype patch to fix this. It updates the buffer
> immediately when a change is detected, unless the previous such update
> happened very recently. If it DID happen very recently, the normal
> timer-based update kicks in later.
> Is such a patch reasonable? If so, I'll add the proper comments and
> docstrings, and resubmit it.

I'm sorry, but I still don't understand what's wrong with customizing
auto-revert-interval.  It seems to allow what you want, and also what
others might want.  So where's the problem that requires another time,
and the rest of the complexity you are suggesting?

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