Kernel Bug Tracker – Bug 8782
inotify could not detect process directory creation/deletion in procfs
Last modified: 2009-03-08 05:02:11 UTC
Most recent kernel where this bug did not occur: none
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Hardware Environment: i386 32bit PC
Software Environment: Default installation of FC6
I could not detect some notification from inotify mechanism when adding watches to /proc file system, including IN_CREATE/IN_DELETE. I think the reason is that inotify is not built in /proc (loss of functions), although it's pretty useful.
We start to develop some software based on that feature (if it could exist).
I found an old message to resolve this problem:
That patch was introduced soon after inotify was built into kernel 2.6.13. However the patch is not applied until now. I just suggest that inotify on /proc should be built in future kernel versions.
Steps to reproduce:
Patch broken as-is. Connector interface is already available.