[Gluster-users] Gluster with iNotify

Whit Blauvelt whit.gluster at transpect.com
Mon Sep 10 12:19:59 UTC 2012


I don't know about Gluster support, but I use inotify via incrontab to watch
mounted Gluster filesystems and it works well. Most of my use of it is just
triggering scripts when new files arrive.

See: http://inotify.aiken.cz/?section=incron&page=doc&lang=en

There are limitations. It has to have a line in the table for each
subdirectory watched - no recursion. And it only works if the file comes in
through the mounting system. So if system A has the Gluster share separately
mounted, and adds a file, incrontab on system A can see it, but incrontab on
system B won't be triggered.

>From a brief discussion with inotify's author, there's no likely way to ever
get the second to work. Was the Gluster project considering some sort of
signalling between clients to accomplish that? 


On Mon, Sep 10, 2012 at 02:19:26PM +0800, Kent Liu wrote:
> Hi there,
> Is there any news on inotify support for GlusterFS? I see this in 3.4 list but
> I didn’t see any progress anywhere.
> http://www.gluster.org/community/documentation/index.php/Planning34/Inotify
> Thanks,
> Kent

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