[haiku] Re: Need Some GSoC Advice

  • From: Rene Gollent <anevilyak@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: haiku@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 11:43:31 -0500

On Mon, Mar 23, 2009 at 11:23 AM, Ankur Sethi <get.me.ankur@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> (2) Monitor the filesystem and update the index whenever something
> changes. When I was playing with Cocoa, I found it was possible to
> monitor a directory or volume for changes, and recieve notifications
> about those changes as soon as they occurred (is this currently
> possible in Haiku?). Large IO operations are uncommon enough to make
> this approach efficient enough.

Haiku and BeOS both have this capability (BeOS was one of the first
OSes with that capability, circa 1996-97 or so). You'll see it
referred to as "Node Monitoring" in the Storage Kit section of the Be
Book.

Regards,

Rene

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