[Gluster-users] GlusterFS and inotify

Anand Avati avati at gluster.com
Thu Feb 4 05:53:45 UTC 2010

On Tue, Jan 26, 2010 at 1:20 AM, Larry Bates <larry.bates at vitalesafe.com> wrote:
> I recently moved my backend storage to GlusterFS V3.0 and with one exception
> everything is running great.  That exception is that I had a daemon using
> inotify that was watching my storage for new files.  Upon arrival this watcher
> uploaded a copy of the file to Amazon S3.  This daemon had been running just
> fine for well over a year.  Moving to GlusterFS seems to indicate that inotify
> doesn't work on GlusterFS volumes.  I don't know if it is a Gluster, Fuse, or
> some other problem.  inotify just refuses to allow me to register the top level
> folder to be watched.  Before I spend a lot of time on this, I thought I'd
> bounce it off of the "experts" on this list.
> Anyone have any ideas?

This is a limitation in FUSE. Future versions might support it. You
can get a definitive answer on the fuse-devel list.


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