Re: what applications use famd?
Jon Dowland wrote:
> On Mon, Dec 25, 2006 at 08:51:46AM +0200, user local wrote:
>> ... or, if you want to umount/eject (right click on
>> gnome/KDE desktop/panel icon), you will get an error
>> message... checking w/ lsof you will find that the lone
>> thing that locks the mount point is the fam daemon. :D
> Yup: that'd be FAM in not-very-good poll-files-for-updates
> mode. Gamin uses inotify, an event-based scheme where _it_
> gets told by the kernel when something is modified, rather
> than having to keep file handles open and checking
AFAIK fam uses inotify (or dnotify, I don't recall which) when available.