Bug 1259594 - GFileMonitor for a file emits spurious "deleted" event for other file during "mv".
GFileMonitor for a file emits spurious "deleted" event for other file during ...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: glib2 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Matthias Clasen
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-09-03 02:50 EDT by Marius Vollmer
Modified: 2016-12-20 09:33 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-12-20 09:33:29 EST
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t-GFilemonitor.c (649 bytes, text/x-csrc)
2015-09-03 02:50 EDT, Marius Vollmer
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Reproducer script (133 bytes, application/x-shellscript)
2015-09-03 02:51 EDT, Marius Vollmer
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Description Marius Vollmer 2015-09-03 02:50:52 EDT
Created attachment 1069629 [details]

This was introduced with the fix for bug 1225957.


Running the attached script shows this:

$ ./BUG 
changed 3 /home/mvo/work/foo
changed 0 /home/mvo/work/foo
changed 1 /home/mvo/work/foo
changed 2 /home/mvo/work/bar
changed 3 /home/mvo/work/foo
changed 1 /home/mvo/work/foo

Note the "changed 2 /home/mvo/work/bar" line.

I don't think a file monitor for a file should ever emit signals about other files (but I couldn't find this in the docs).  UDisks2 does not check the path when receiving file monitor events, for example.  Fortunately, it isn't confused by them, they just cause extra processing.  I think the same might be true for most GFileMonitor clients.
Comment 1 Marius Vollmer 2015-09-03 02:51:22 EDT
Created attachment 1069630 [details]
Reproducer script
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