On 10/25/10 03:05, Kenton Varda wrote: > Hi all, > > I am trying to write some code which monitors a possibly-large directory > tree for changes. Specifically, it's a build system, and I want it to > automatically start rebuilding whenever I modify a source file. > > So far the approach I've taken is to use EVFILT_VNODE to watch every file > and directory in the tree. This seems to work OK so far, but it worries me > that I have to open() every single file. When I ran the same code on > Darwin, it promptly hit the open file descriptor limit, and I'm worried that > FreeBSD will do the same on larger code trees. > > Is there any better way to accomplish this? Hate to say it, but Linux's > inotify() seems more scalable here. From what I can tell from the docs, it > doesn't require opening the watched files and it will even watch all files > in a directory with one call.
Short answer: no. Long answer: There should be. There were past discussions on writing such a facility to e.g. receive events for all files on per-mountpoint basis (which you could filter...), but we're not there yet. _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"