rfsdelta Publisher's description
rfsdelta is a kernel module for the Linux 2.6 series that collects all filesystem inode changes.
rfsdelta is a kernel module for the Linux 2.6 series that collects all filesystem inode changes (recursively) and reports them to a userspace process.
It is similar to inotify, dnotify (but provides recursive notification, and only a single watcher process is allowed), fschange, fsevent, and rlocate (but also reports unlink(), rmdir(), and st_*).
This project was based on the kernel module shipped with rlocate 0.5.5.
?пїЅ Only one watch per system: the 2nd attempt to open rfsdelta-events will give `Device or resource busy'.
?пїЅ Doesn't work with rlocate.ko or any other security module (registered with register_security()). A subsequent call to register_security will yield `Invalid parameters'. (This shouldn't be hard to fix provided that rlocate.ko is the first security module to be loaded.)
How to compile and install
You need a Linux 2.6 kernel source tree, and a kernel with these settings:
CONFIG_SECURITY_CAPABILITES: disabled or module (=m)
In the folder containing `rfsdelta', run
This has built the rfsdelta.ko kernel module.
As root, run this to try:
# insmod rfsdelta.ko
# cat /proc/rfsdelta
# rmmod rfsdelta
As root, run these to install:
# make install
# modprobe rfsdelta
To try it, as root start
# tr ' 00' 'n'
You can change a couple of settings in /proc/rfsdelta. Run this command
# echo ':' >/proc/rfsdelta
What's New in This Release:?пїЅ Some in-kernel locking and synchronization issues were fixed. log_writes support (i.e. reporting changes of file contents) was added.
System Requirements:No special requirements.
Program Release Status: Minor Update
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall