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Re: Determining imon or dnotify

To: Ziaur Rahman <zialist@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Re: Determining imon or dnotify
From: Michael Raymond <mraymond@xxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 30 Dec 2003 14:21:37 -0600
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    DNotify hasn't been merged into FAM yet.  If you don't have IMon support
in your system, then it's using polling.
    An insane amount of changes were made between 2.6.9 and when I picked up
the FAM project.  Building on IRIX got seriously hosed somewhere in the
process.  The changes are were so big that I'm despairing of solving the
problem, so maybe I'll work on merging in the DNotify code sometime.  I have
very little time to spend on FAM, so any help is always appreciated.

On Mon, Dec 15, 2003 at 01:07:23PM +0800, Ziaur Rahman wrote:
> Hi Guys,
> I just installed fam-2.7.0 in a Redhat 7.2 system with kernel 2.4.20-24.7.
> Reading the mailing list and the FAQ I got the idea that dnotify is built in 
> in
> any 2.4.x kernel. Does FAM use this feature of the kernel?
> Now, when I tried to install a older version of fam (2.6.9), it gave me 
> specific
> indication that IMON support is not installed in the kernel. But, when I
> installed fam 2.7.0, it did not tell me anything, just installed nice and
> smooth. Although, I have installed dnotify (dnotify-0.14.0) from
> http://www.student.lu.se/~nbi98oli/dnotify.html, thinking maybe I will need
> this.
> I have also used the fam_mirror perl script to do some real-time copying. 
> FAM Rocks!
> Question is, I have no idea whether FAM is using its POLLING system or dnotify
> that I installed or the dnotify in the kernel.
> Can somebody please give me any clues how can I determine that? I must be
> missing something.
> Regards,
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