ev_stat: What syscalls are supported?

Tony Arcieri tony at medioh.com
Mon Aug 31 22:53:15 CEST 2009

On Mon, Aug 31, 2009 at 2:45 PM, Marc Lehmann <schmorp at schmorp.de> wrote:

> I don't know of any additional syscalls that could be used to implement
> that
> (kqueue afaik can't, neither can similar mechanisms, afaik). as simple as
> ev_stat watchers seem, only inotify seems to be powerful enough to
> implement
> them.

For what it's worth the EventMachine library (a Ruby library with a custom
C++ native extension) supports kqueue for filesystem events, although I
don't know what platforms they use it on or how reliable it is.  Apple
claims kqueue can be used for filesystem monitoring, in addition to their
own proprietary fsevents API:


OS X is may main platform of interest here, if you haven't inferred that

Tony Arcieri
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