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From: Steve French <>
To: Amir Goldstein <>
Cc: CIFS <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: Re: fanotify and network/cluster fs
Date: Wed, 12 May 2021 00:05:25 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Mon, May 10, 2021 at 11:34 PM Amir Goldstein <> wrote:
> On Tue, May 11, 2021 at 2:36 AM Steve French <> wrote:
> >
> > With the recent changes to fanotify (e.g.
> >
> Not sure how this is related to remote fs notifications.
> > has there been any additional discussion of what it would take to
> > allow fanotify to be supported for network/cluster fs (all major
> It would take someone to pick up this RFC that was already posted
> 2 years ago:
> > dialects supported by cifs.ko support sending notify requests to the
> > server - but there is no way for cifs.ko to be told which notify
> > requests to send as fanotify/inotify are local only in current Linux -
> > unlike other OS where notify is primarily for network fs and passed
> > down to the fs)
> >
> If you wait long enough, I'll get to implementing this for FUSE some day...
> But there is *really* nothing blocking cifs developers from implementing this
> and writing the specialized tests. I can help with guidance.

It's on my TODO list but I am dealing with some multichannel bugs at
the moment...
but would be great if someone had run into the same thing and fixed it.  If not
I will revisit the question of how to do this



      reply	other threads:[~2021-05-12  5:05 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 3+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-10 23:36 Steve French
2021-05-11  4:33 ` Amir Goldstein
2021-05-12  5:05   ` Steve French [this message]

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