[Mono-bugs] [Bug 354701] Add a way to disable FileSystemWatcher for ASP.NET apps

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Fri Jan 18 06:44:49 EST 2008


User mhabersack at novell.com added comment

--- Comment #2 from Marek Habersack <mhabersack at novell.com>  2008-01-18 04:44:49 MST ---
Hey Hubert,

On one hand, I don't mind such a mechanism to turn off the managed filesystem
watcher. On the other, turning FSW off severely cripples the ASP.NET
functionality - no auto-recompile, no auto-restart on updates. It might have
serious consequences in some cases. Granted, turning the behavior on would be a
conscious decision and we could make sure the consequences are known. 
The next question is - where should it be implemented and how exactly. Whether
it should be a System.Web local mechanism to disable creating FSW instances at
all? Or should it rather be in the System.IO.FileSystemWatcher class which,
when the mechanism is on, should silently ignore requests? How - should it
disable all the watchers or just the managed one, should none of the
non-managed be absent?
Also, have you tried installing gamin or fam? Maybe that would be the solution
to this issue for you? FSW looks for the following watcher implementations, in
order given:

1. inotify
2. gamin
3. fam
4. managed

I'm open for discussion and input from you - if you can, please test gamin/fam
first, though.


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