Code review comment for lp:~jamesodhunt/libnih/libnih-inotify-overflow-fix-for-777093

Scott James Remnant (scott) wrote :


This code is still not "handling" the problem, it's just ignoring it.

Take Upstart for example; it uses inotify to watch its configuration directory. A queue overflow could mean someone just untarred a giant /etc/init config set into the directory, ignoring overflow means that Upstart will miss some files.

Upstart will probably want to respond to queue overflow by walking the directory manually to see what it missed.

review: Needs Fixing

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