Bug 749701 - gamin watching parents of targeted directory instead of just the targeted directory
gamin watching parents of targeted directory instead of just the targeted dir...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gamin (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tomáš Bžatek
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2011-10-27 20:55 EDT by Rick Stevens
Modified: 2015-03-03 18:02 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2012-08-07 14:53:38 EDT
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Description Rick Stevens 2011-10-27 20:55:53 EDT
Description of problem:
gamin reports changes to directories not being monitored

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
gamin-0.1.10-8.fc14.x86_64 (also seen on F15 and CentOS 5.x and 6.0)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Call FAMMonitorDirectory() with a path to a non-existent directory, say "/tmp/test/dir1"
2. Create a file in /tmp/test, e.g. "touch /tmp/test/testfile"
Actual results:
gamin reports "testfile" as being created even though you were NOT watching that directory, but a directory below it (which doesn't even exist yet).

Expected results:
I would expect no response from gamin, since the file was not created in the directory that was being monitored.

Additional info:
Ordinarily I would use inotify for this sort of thing, but we have some specific needs (e.g. a filesystem that doesn't support inotify).

It appears that gamin watches the entire path up to the directory you're trying to monitor, not just the directory you specified.  If this is expected behaviour, it should be noted as such in the man pages.  In fact, there ARE no man pages for gamin except a veiled reference to go to the SGI website.
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