config option for KDirWatch method

Jos Poortvliet jos at
Tue Aug 21 16:23:36 BST 2007

On 8/21/07, Dirk Mueller <mueller at> wrote:
> On Tuesday, 21. August 2007, Flavio Castelli wrote:
> > We watch recursively all indexed directories. In this way Strigi's index
> > will be up-to-date and user searches will be consistent (we won't return
> > deleted or no more valid contents nor we will omit a valid one).
> As I tried to express previously: thats an extremely stupid idea. strigi
> should not interfer while my "svn update" touches 15000 files. it can do
> that
> when I`m away and do not care about my computer, but it shouldn`t do that
> while I`m sitting in front of the machine and wait for something to
> finish.
> I`ve tried to talk about this with Jos already and it seems we have
> conflicting goals here. However, from experience with beagle I know that
> the
> number 1 complain isn`t that it doesn`t find not-yet indexed documents,
> but
> that it drains system ressources like crazy.

Why would that be so bad? Of course, it would hurt if you would start
re-indexing as soon as something changes. But if you collect changes and do
it in batches, it wouldn't be so bad, and things would be up-to-date. I'm
sure it can be smart enough to be unintrusive yet powerfull.

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