Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 471893
kernel's inotify subsystem not send notification on inode link count change
Last modified: 2009-09-02 04:39:42 EDT
Description of problem:
The inotify system in the kernel doesn't send a notification event when an inode's link count is changed. This problem was encountered by a program, prelude-lml, watching for log rotation using inotify.
Patch fixing the problem is here:
In case it disappears soon, the original upstream fix is:
Author: Jan Kara <email@example.com>
Date: Wed Feb 6 01:37:13 2008 -0800
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