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From: Amir Goldstein <>
To: Steve French <>
Cc: CIFS <>,
	linux-fsdevel <>
Subject: Re: fanotify and network/cluster fs
Date: Tue, 11 May 2021 07:33:49 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

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.


  reply	other threads:[~2021-05-11  4:34 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 [this message]
2021-05-12  5:05   ` Steve French

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