[RFC] Use QFileSystemWatcher as another method for KDirWatch?

Gary L. Greene Jr. greeneg at tolharadys.net
Thu Dec 6 09:13:49 GMT 2007

On Thursday 06 December 2007 01:01:25 am Flavio Castelli wrote:
> On Wednesday 05 December 2007 20:24:27 Christian Ehrlicher wrote:
> > > Using kdirwatch on windows is very cpu consuming (kded sometimes use
> > > 40% cpu on my duron 1300). Therefore I want to implement
> > > QFileSystemWatcher as an optional method. Is there a reason why this
> > > should not work? Should it be an optional or a hard dependency?
> Excuse me but I lost the first mail, so I'll quote here.
> There's also the possibility to add "ntfs change journal"[1] support to
> KDirWatch. Unfortunately this feature is supported only on ntfs file system
> (no fat support), but I think it should be useful to support it.
> Since I'm going to add this feature inside Strigi, I can also update
> KDirWatch (as I've done some times ago with another feature).
> Let me know.
> Cheers
> Flavio
> [1] http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa363798.aspx

Please be sure to talk to the Linux NTFS folks about this too, since it'd be 
nice when the NTFS kernel driver gets read/write support that we could 
support it.

Gary L. Greene, Jr.
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