1. 13 Jul, 2005 1 commit
    • Robert Love's avatar
      [PATCH] inotify · 0eeca283
      Robert Love authored
      
      
      inotify is intended to correct the deficiencies of dnotify, particularly
      its inability to scale and its terrible user interface:
      
              * dnotify requires the opening of one fd per each directory
                that you intend to watch. This quickly results in too many
                open files and pins removable media, preventing unmount.
              * dnotify is directory-based. You only learn about changes to
                directories. Sure, a change to a file in a directory affects
                the directory, but you are then forced to keep a cache of
                stat structures.
              * dnotify's interface to user-space is awful.  Signals?
      
      inotify provides a more usable, simple, powerful solution to file change
      notification:
      
              * inotify's interface is a system call that returns a fd, not SIGIO.
      	  You get a single fd, which is select()-able.
              * inotify has an event that says "the filesystem that the item
                you were watching is on was unmounted."
              * inotify can watch directories or files.
      
      Inotify is currently used by Beagle (a desktop search infrastructure),
      Gamin (a FAM replacement), and other projects.
      
      See Documentation/filesystems/inotify.txt.
      Signed-off-by: default avatarRobert Love <rml@novell.com>
      Cc: John McCutchan <ttb@tentacle.dhs.org>
      Cc: Christoph Hellwig <hch@lst.de>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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  2. 08 Jul, 2005 1 commit
  3. 25 Jun, 2005 1 commit
    • Vivek Goyal's avatar
      [PATCH] kdump: Access dump file in elf format (/proc/vmcore) · 666bfddb
      Vivek Goyal authored
      
      
      From: "Vivek Goyal" <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
      
      o Support for /proc/vmcore interface. This interface exports elf core image
        either in ELF32 or ELF64 format, depending on the format in which elf headers
        have been stored by crashed kernel.
      o Added support for CONFIG_VMCORE config option.
      o Removed the dependency on /proc/kcore.
      
      From: "Eric W. Biederman" <ebiederm@xmission.com>
      
      This patch has been refactored to more closely match the prevailing style in
      the affected files.  And to clearly indicate the dependency between
      /proc/kcore and proc/vmcore.c
      
      From: Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
      
      This patch contains the code that provides an ELF format interface to the
      previous kernel's memory post kexec reboot.
      
      Signed off by Hariprasad Nellitheertha <hari@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarEric Biederman <ebiederm@xmission.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarVivek Goyal <vgoyal@in.ibm.com>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarAndrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org>
      Signed-off-by: default avatarLinus Torvalds <torvalds@osdl.org>
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  8. 16 Apr, 2005 1 commit
    • Linus Torvalds's avatar
      Linux-2.6.12-rc2 · 1da177e4
      Linus Torvalds authored
      Initial git repository build. I'm not bothering with the full history,
      even though we have it. We can create a separate "historical" git
      archive of that later if we want to, and in the meantime it's about
      3.2GB when imported into git - space that would just make the early
      git days unnecessarily complicated, when we don't have a lot of good
      infrastructure for it.
      
      Let it rip!
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