Does anyone know of progress on a file notification system for monitoring changes to a set of files/directories/subdirectories?
Ilya Putsikau had a 2010 summer of code project in this area. Anyone know what happened to that code? Was anything useful developed? All attempts to find anything useful (searches) regarding this come up empty/blank. When I've asked this question in the past, the response was a deafening silence.
Is there anything like Linux's inotify, or better, Mac OS X's FSEvents API?
Using kqueue is evil, as one has to maintain an open file descriptor for each and every file/directory monitored, and that's a bad idea, at least in the uses I need it for. (I think the Gamin file alteration monitor project uses kqueue on FreeBSD and has to resort to this awful work-around. Ugh.) At least this was my understanding the last time I looked at it. Has anything changed in the last year?