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Re: gfile-based file notifications are not immediate

From: Wolfgang Jenkner
Subject: Re: gfile-based file notifications are not immediate
Date: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:00:23 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.130012 (Ma Gnus v0.12) Emacs/24.4.50 (berkeley-unix)

On Wed, Oct 29 2014, Michael Albinus wrote:

> Stefan Monnier <address@hidden> writes:
>> Interesting.  Another point in favor of dropping inotify support,
> There are people who do not want glib linked with Emacs.

Also, glib is part of GNOME, which, as a whole, does not seem to be
interested in systems which are not commercially relevant for them.

There's an active project to implement inotify for *BSD


While it still lacks inotify_init1, a year or so ago I worked around
this by some voodoo and built emacs to use the library.  That basically
worked (and, IIRC, even passed the inotify-test.el of the time) but in
some situations removing a watch did not work correctly and a cpu core
remained pegged at maximum usage while emacs was running.

So, in the long run, inotify might be the more portable solution.


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