Opened 9 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 6 years ago

#306 closed defect (fixed)

Inotify follows symlinks instead of monitoring them

Reported by: rainer Owned by: rainer
Priority: major Milestone: 3.0.6
Component: main Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description

The flag IN_DONT_FOLLOW is missing in inotify_add_watch(), which causes inotify to monitor the target rather than the symlink. This is at variance with the behaviour without inotify (reported by [anonymous]).

--- src/sh_inotify.c~	2012-08-09 19:29:33.524332502 +0200
+++ src/sh_inotify.c	2012-08-09 20:07:04.566452614 +0200
@@ -467,8 +467,12 @@
   return -1;
 }
 
+#if ! defined(IN_DONT_FOLLOW)
+ /* It only exists since Linux 2.6.15. */
+ #define IN_DONT_FOLLOW 0
+#endif
 #define SH_INOTIFY_FILEFLAGS \
-  (IN_ATTRIB|IN_MODIFY|IN_DELETE_SELF|IN_MOVE_SELF|IN_UNMOUNT)
+  (IN_ATTRIB|IN_MODIFY|IN_DELETE_SELF|IN_MOVE_SELF|IN_UNMOUNT|IN_DONT_FOLLOW)
 #define SH_INOTIFY_DIRFLAGS \
   (SH_INOTIFY_FILEFLAGS|IN_DELETE|IN_CREATE|IN_MOVED_FROM|IN_MOVED_TO)

Change History (1)

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by rainer

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

Believed to be fixed by changeset [405].

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