Annotation of wikisrc/projects/project/kqueue-dirnotify.mdwn, revision 1.2

1.1       mspo        1: [[!template id=project
                      2: 
                      3: title="Add directory notify to kqueue"
                      4: 
                      5: contact="""
                      6: [tech-pkg](mailto:tech-kern@NetBSD.org)
                      7: """
                      8: 
                      9: category="kernel"
                     10: difficulty="medium"
                     11: 
                     12: description="""
                     13: Right now kqueue, the kernel event mechanism, only attaches to individual
                     14: files.  This works great for sockets and the like but doesn't help for a
                     15: directory full of files.
                     16: 
                     17: The end result should be feature parity with linux's inotify (a single dir worth
                     18: of notifications, not necessarily sub-dirs) and the design must be good enough
                     19: to be accepted by other users of kqueue: osx, freebsd, etc
                     20: 
1.2     ! mspo       21: [inotify on wikipedia](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inotify)
        !            22: Another example API is the [windows event api](http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-ca/library/windows/desktop/aa365465.aspx)
        !            23: 
1.1       mspo       24: I believe most of the work will be around genfs, namei, and vfs.
                     25: """
                     26: ]]

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