Re: inotify and sysfs

From: Mike Frysinger <>
Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 11:50:41 -0400

On Monday, October 04, 2010 03:50:27 Andruk Tatum wrote:
> I am trying to monitor a file in sysfs (
> /sys/devices/platform/hp-wmi/tablet to be exact). According to the
> documentation I've read, inotify does have some limitations on slightly
> exotic filesystems, but nothing really seems to mention what those
> limitations actually are. What are those limitations for recent ( >2.6.32
> ) kernels? What would be the best way to monitor a sysfs file for
> changes?

this is a project for incron, not inotify in general. e-mail lkml and read
the MAINTAINERS file in the linux kernel source to find out the actual
maintainers of inotify.

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