Both Tracker and the GFileMonitor (obtainable fx. vi g_file_monitor()) use inotify. And I am quite sure that GIOs monitoring doesn't provide recursive watching.
Last time I check Tracker simply crawled you FS on each startup installing monitors on all directories in the indexed paths. When FSNotify is universally available in kernels and there pops up a GIO backend for GFileMonitor that uses fsnotify we may have a chance of doing relatively cheap recursive watching. Otherwise btrfs will also be of help when it goes mainstream. But until then I'd strongly advice against large scale file monitoring (unless one has significant manpower resources to throw at it). -- Do not show files that are not reachable https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/599271 You received this bug notification because you are a member of Zeitgeist Framework Team, which is subscribed to unity-place-files. Status in Unity Files Place: New Bug description: Files that are not reachable because they have been moved or deleted should not appear in the documents view. However if nautilus is patched to tell us that something was copied or moved we could still display it by showing the right path. However deleted items should not be there at all... _______________________________________________ Mailing list: https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist Post to : email@example.com Unsubscribe : https://launchpad.net/~zeitgeist More help : https://help.launchpad.net/ListHelp